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Car makers may help to fund testing centre

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  • Writer: Chatrudee Theparat & Piyachart Maikaew
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The government is considering collecting contributions from car makers to raise money to establish a centre for testing and research development. 

Contributions of 500 to 1,000 baht for each vehicle sold are being considered, according to Phayungsak Chatsuthipol, a member of the state's Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development (SCRF).

Mr Phayungsak said SCRF chairman Virabongsa Ramangura has instructed the Thailand Automotive Institute to study the feasibility of gathering money from car firms to fund the centre's establishment.

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