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Update February 16, 2017

Board of Investment reports on investment in the North

Orapin Sawadpanich, Director of Regional Investment and Economic Center 1 for the Board of Investment reported on BoI approved projects in the North in 2016.

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The Board of Investment (BoI) reported that agriculture saw the largest amount of investment funds in the North while companies from the Netherlands invested the most.

Orapin Sawadpanich, Director of Regional Investment and Economic Center 1, said that 1,546 projects were approved for BoI status in the country valued at 584 billion baht. In the seventeen Northern provinces 150 projects were approved with a value of 18 billion baht. Additionally the BoI has the authority to support industries using innovation and high technology including software development.

Agriculture saw the highest amount of investment but the government is working to urge entrepreneurs to invest further in R&D and technology. The Netherlands invested the most out of all foreign investors followed by Singapore and Japan. Foreign investment accounted for 22 percent of all projects.

Most of the BoI applications were made in Chiang Mai, with 82 projects or 55 percent of all projects in the 17 Northern provinces. Total value of projects in Chiang Mai reached 2.71 billion baht. Tak came second with 23 projects and 3.79 billion baht, most of the projects were for agriculture and agricultural products.

The BoI will be holding seminars to meet with investors and will continue cooperation with other organizations to provide support for investors.


Update January 25, 2017

Philips showcases innovation technology

Philips introduced new high tech filters capable of removing viruses, allergens, and pollution at an event held at Le Coq d’Or.

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Philips Thailand held an event at Chiang Mai restaurant Le Coq d’Or with Chi Chang Computer Co. Ltd. to showcase innovation technology including new high end air purifiers and lifesaving automated external defibrillators.

The company invited consumers, corporations, hospitals, government agencies and the private sector to learn more about the equipment including a high performance air purifier that can be used in large areas such as schools and offices. The new AC6609 is a fusion of new advancements including Area Sense and the Vita Shield IPS which constantly measures air quality and purifies at a fast rate. The new filter can remove particles as small as 0.02 microns and various gases which can harm the respiratory system. The new filter can also filter out viruses and bacteria.

The AREA filter can detect and remove air pollution up to PM 2.5 while the Vista Shield IPS filter removes tiny dust particles, dangerous gases, bacteria, viruses and other air pollution. The filter can also remove allergens from the air. The Nano Product filter is able to catch particles a small as 0.20 microns, or 20 nanometers and is certified by the AHAM, an American institute that is one of the leading institutions of the world in testing air purifiers, and the European national institute of allergy ECARF.


Update December 20, 2016

Regional Thailand Tech Show held in Chiang Mai

Piyachat Kaiwanitch Berton, Director of NSTDA Northern Region, Dr. Manote Naklata, Physics Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University and Narong Tananuwat, Managing Director of Dzentric Co., and others join for a group photo after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Regional Thailand Tech Show

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Researchers joined hands with the National Science and Technology Development Agency: NSTDA at the Regional Thailand Tech Show held at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai on December 15, 2016 to display research exhibitions and sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the NSTDA, a Chiang Mai University researcher and a private company to develop new fire resistant technology.

Opened by Suwipa Wansathop, Assistant Director of NSTDA and executives from agency partners the event featured research by the NSTDA and in cooperation with organizations and attracted entrepreneurs, investors, and people interested in technology in the North.

Suwipa Wansathop, Assistant Director of NSTDA, said that Ministry of Science and Technology by National Science and Technology Development Agency: NSTDA organized the show in Chiang Mai as the center for entrepreneurs, investors, and people interested in starting technology businesses in the North. Agricultural product processing like pharmaceutical cream/gel from Szechuan peppers, tea seed meal, and bat flowers for pain relief along with antifungals through sunblock lotion, mosquito lotion, nano products, industrial objects for energy saving, and Geo Polymer. Also a group supporting Smart Farmers with such technology as antimicrobial film, pond coating technology with natural rubber solution, various agricultural machines like banana slicers, herbal shredder, rice straw compressors and others were on display along with booths showing and selling innovative products.

The Assistant Director added that apart part from the research there was a special lecture on the new S-Curve to Thailand 4.0 on the government’s policy plans to convert the country’s economy from heavy industry to one based on technobolgy, innovation, and creativity. There was a lecture on “Strengthening Brand in the Digital Era” and on “Innovation of Clean Technology”.

Additionally the NSTDA signed a Memorandum of understanding on the development of fire resistant insulation between Piyachat Kaiwanitch Berton, Director of NSTDA Northern Region, Dr. Manote Naklata, Physics Researcher, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University and Narong Tananuwat, Managing Director of Dzentric Co., Ltd. for commercial production of the product in the future.


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Board of Investment reports on investment in the North

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