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Thailand's Biotechnology Sector on Display at BIO 2018


A delegation consisting of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), and other representatives from academic, public, and private institutions, representing the best of Thailand’s life sciences and biotechnology sector, will be in attendance at the BIO International Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, taking place from June 4-7, 2018. The delegation will be led by Mr. Chokedee Kaewsang, Deputy Secretary General of BOI. The annual BIO International Convention brings together professionals from the life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for a week of intense networking, partnership building and discussion.

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Thailand Offers Food Innovators Ingredients to Thrive


Long recognized as the ‘Kitchen of the World’ and Asia’s food basket, Thailand’s food industry is poised to seize an even greater global market share in 2018 on multiple fronts -- including agricultural production, food innovation, and halal foods -- and many of the industry’s most powerful global companies are already taking note. 

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Thailand Takes a Giant Leap Closer to Becoming ASEAN's Premiere Aviation Hub


A recently approved $45 billion investment in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor is set to solidify the country’s position as ASEAN’s regional aerospace hub. The Eastern Economic Corridor bill will earmark these funds for the general development of the region, including, most notably, U-Tapao’s future Aeropolis – an entire city infrastructure built around said airport – and will likely help Thailand surpass the USD $9.3 billion of foreign investment the country drew in 2017 for the EEC. The earmarked funds will also cover the construction of a motorway, deep sea ports, a high-speed railway linking the country’s three major airports (Suvarnabhumi, U-Tapao, and Don Mueang), and other infrastructural developments.

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Thailand Board of Investment Announces New 4-Year Professional Visa Program


The Thailand Board of Investment recently announced a new visa program specially designed for professionals working in highly skilled industries such as healthcare, tech, and robotics, in order to encourage them to stay in Thailand. Among other benefits, the new SMART Visa program allows foreigners to live and work in Thailand without obtaining a work permit and to check in with immigration once per year rather than every 90 days. Thailand BOI has started accepting applications for the SMART Visa program as of February 1, 2018.

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