Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has approved a new investment strategy for 2015-21, focusing on industries that lead to a change in economic structure, creation of value-added businesses, and sustainable growth.

The strategy will be enforced next year, targeting seven sectors namely agro-industry and agricultural products; minerals, ceramics and basic metals; light industry; metal products, machinery and transport equipment; electricity and electronics; chemicals, plastics, paper and services; and infrastructure.

It aims to make Thailand a more attractive investment destination with more sustainable growth in the long term, BOI Secretary General Udom Wongviwatchai was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying.

The strategy will promote high technology, increase added value and focus on eco-friendly projects and research and development, he added.-VNA