Thai Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana (Photo: nwnt.prd.go.th)

Bangkok (VNA/NNT) – The Thai Ministry of Industry plans to promote economic cooperation with Japan, particularly on medical instrument industry and Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) projects. 

Thai Industry Minister UttamaSavanayana has joined in a trip to Japan by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak during June 4-9 with the intention to enhance economic cooperation. 

The Ministry of Industry expects to push forward the signing of five Memoranda of Intentions on EEC projects, the restructure of target industries, the development of the medical instrument industry, and the cooperation on SMEs development between the two countries. 

The Thai official is seeking to promote investments by Japanese investors in the EEC by offering a development partnership scheme to Japan, and promote benefits offered to Japanese investors for investments in the EEC. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between the Thai Department of Industrial Development and Japan’s Fukushima prefecture to develop the connectivity between SMEs of both sides.

There will be a trilateral MOU between the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), the Federation of Thai Industries' medical instrument cluster, and Fukushima Medical Device Industry Promotion Agency (FMDIPA) to promote research and cooperation in medical instrument industry development towards higher standards in order to enter ASEAN and Japanese markets.-VNA