The Governor of IEAT “Somjin” left the speech before the expiration of his term today (19 Apr ’16) shows the overview of the investment during the first 6 months of the fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 20 – Mar. 64). More than 100,000 million baht of investment capital, especially in the automotive and transportation industries, steel and metal products industry. Continuing to push forward the business plan for the year ’64 to upgrade the results of products and services to support new forms of investment, focusing on innovation and advanced technology.
On 19 April 2021, Ms. Somjin Philuk, Governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), revealed the results for the first 6 months of the fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 20 – Mar. 64). ) The total investment value was 106,146.56 million baht, an increase of 78,758.09 million baht from the same period last year (the budget investment value of the year 63 for the first six months was 27,388.47 million baht), representing 287.56% as a result of the initial notification. Businesses in industrial estates in the past 1 to 2 years that continue to invest and expand investment.
Pointed out that investors still need to expand their investment more. Especially in certain industries such as the automotive and transportation industries. Iron and metal products industry Rubber industry Plastic and leatherette Engine, Machinery and Parts Industry, Electrical Appliance Industry electronics And the scientific instrument industry That remains the most investment in 2 quarters of the year 2021 as well.
While employment in industrial estates is approximately 4,655 people, which is 42% lower than the previous year as most of the industrial estates have been modified by introducing more technology to the production process.
Land sales / rent in the first six months of the fiscal year 2021 in the overall amount is approximately 473.75 rai, a decrease from the same period of the previous year that there were about 1,398.84 rai of entrepreneurs, or 66.13% divided into sales / rent. In the Eastern Special Development Zone (EEC) 394.42 rai and outside the EEC area 79.33 rai
Which from the situation of the spread of the COVID-19 virus Although in general, some investment will be postponed Due to the temporary suspension of international travel But the demand for land in the industrial estate Of foreign investors has continued to exist With the infrastructure of the public sector that has operated concrete And able to motivate investment in industrial estates
Coupled with the availability of areas in industrial estates, even those that are IEAT operates by itself And 62 industrial estates to operate with private sector in 16 provinces nationwide and soon there will be 3 more industrial estates which have already signed an operating agreement with IEAT.
And waiting to be announced as an industrial zone in the Government Gazette, namely Rojana Industrial Estate, Nong Yai Smart Park Industrial Estate and EGCO Rayong Industrial Estate As a result, there is an accumulated area of 177,890 rai of industrial estates, 118,362 rai of land for sale / rent, 90,657 rai of land for sale / rent, therefore there is still remaining space for sale / rent. 27,706 rai, with an accumulated investment of 4.69 trillion baht, 5,080 factories in industrial estates and total employment of 548,682 people.
The top five industries that drive investment in industrial estates, comprising 13.94% of the automotive and transportation industries, remain the champion of investment. Followed by iron and metal products 11.69%, rubber, plastics and artificial leather industries 7.95%. Engine industries. Machinery and spare parts 7.2% Fertilizer industry Paint and chemicals 5.99%
Investors from Japan made the first investment of 37.36%, followed by investors from China 8.16%, America 6.79%, Singapore 6.78% and Taiwan 4.11%.
“However, in 2021, the IEAT has a way to enhance the competitiveness of investors in industrial estates and industrial ports in order to drive the manufacturing sector. By increasing the capacity of public utility services And utilities in the industrial estate Which aims for every estate to step into the smart industrial estate (Smart Industrial Estate) by applying 5G technology to meet the needs of the industrial sector
In order to be able to operate efficiently Able to link data (Cloud Digital Server) to drive utilities management (Digital Meter) including various services in the industrial estate. Which is in line with the 20-year national strategy
And the 12th edition of the National Economic and Social Development Plan, which focuses on building the strength of the organization in order to achieve results by applying technology to management. At the same time, it also gives importance to the environment by promoting industrial estates. Industrial port And industrial factories into the Smart Eco Industrial Estate (Smart Eco)
Since the world trade trend has now given importance to the environment, the IEAT has raised such standards as part of giving Thai products an advantage in the world market, as well as cooperating with developers. Improve the industrial estate area to accommodate the expansion of the Eastern Special Development Zone (EEC) as well. “