Applications for Board of Investment (BoI) privileges from January to Dec 20, 2012 totalled 1.127 trillion baht, the highest ever, Industry Minister Prasert Boonchaisuk said on Thursday.
The number of projects rose from the same period last year by 9% to 2,180, underscoring investor confidence in Thailand's prospects. The investment worth was up 77%, from 634.25 billion baht reported over the same period last year, the minister said.
Services and utilities accounted for the biggest share by value, with 601 projects and investment capital of 373.82 billion baht, Mr Prasert said.
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