Norway-Asia Business Review - - Snap­shots -

Thailand is strate­gi­cally lo­cated in g. the heart of Asia and serves as a dy­namic ate­way to a fast grow­ing eco­nomic mar­ket.

Thailand, with its close to 70 mil­lion S. in­hab­i­tants, is the sec­ond largest econ­omy in out­h­east Asia af­ter In­done­sia.

Thailand has demon­strated re­mark­able eco­nomic progress ex­pe­ri­enc­ing for­eign di­rect in­vest­ment (FDI) in­flows’ growth of 21% over the past six years. Thailand oc­cu­pies e. the fourth rank in Asia’s top prospec­tive host conomies.

Thailand has more than 465,000 km of e. roads and a vast high­way net­work con­nect­ing ach re­gion.

Thailand plans to build both dou­ble-track rail­ways and high-speed trains, en­abling a bet­ter con­nec­tion with neigh­bour­ing B. coun­tries. A new mass tran­sit sys­tem in angkok is also un­der con­struc­tion.

Thailand has a com­pet­i­tive cor­po­rate A. in­come tax ranked as the sec­ond low­est in the SEAN coun­tries.

Many com­pa­nies chose Thailand as lo­ca­tion for their re­gional of­fices. All corners of Asia are eas­ily reach­able with more than 200 des­ti­na­tions served non­stop from Bangkok. Both Nor­we­gian and Thai Air­ways w. serve Bangkok with sev­eral non­stop flights a eek to Oslo.

Bangkok has re­peat­edly been voted the best ex­pa­tri­ate des­ti­na­tion. Ex­pa­tri­ate ac­com­mo­da­tion is af­ford­able and Bangkok has sev­eral in­ter­na­tional schools of the c. high­est stan­dard. Both Amer­i­can and Bri­tish ur­ricu­lums are avail­able.

Thailand’s hos­pi­tals are world class and T. pa­tients from all over the world come to

hai­land for medical pro­ce­dures. A. Bangkok of­fers the most af­ford­able Grade of­fice space in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion. The mo­bile tele­phone pen­e­tra­tion rate is over 170% with Thailand hav­ing the world’s high­est Face­book pen­e­tra­tion rate. Source: Norway Con­nect.

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