ISLAMABAD: A delegation headed by Ambassador of Thailand HE Marut Jitpatima along with Premchai Karnasuta, President BMA Capital and other Thai officials visited Board of Investment (BoI) on Wednesday.

During the discussion about investment opportunities in Pakistan, Thai delegation showed interest in mining, hydel energy power plant, infrastructure, development of economic zones and industrial parks.

Minister of State/Chairman BoI Saleem H.Mandviwalla appreciated the industrialisation pattern of Thailand, which has undergone a rapid industrial growth by focused development and professional management of industrial parks. He said that keeping in view the experience of Thais in development of industrial parks and economic zones; “it would be a great edge for us to learn from their experience.” .

Mandviwalla proposed Thai investors develop industrial parks and economic zones in major industrial hubs of Pakistan. He mentioned the examples of successful industrial parks in Pakistan like 250-acre Korangi Creek Industrial Park at Korangi Creek-Karachi, the 930-acre Bin Qasim Industrial Park near Port Qasim-Karachi and the 174-acre Rachna Industrial Park near the outskirts of Lahore.