Mr. Elliott Zhang, President of Great Wall Motors ASEAN Region has met with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and donated 500,000 medical masks to support Thailand’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Great Wall is now responding to the potential of Thailand as an investment base for the automotive industry in the ASEAN region. In particular, promoting the electric vehicle market in line with the government’s BCG (Bio-Circular-Green Economy) policy, which focuses on promoting technology and innovation to reduce oil consumption in order to reduce environmental impact.
Mr Zhang thanked the Thai government for supporting the company’s investment in Thailand in the field of automotive manufacturing, which is in line with the Company’s guidelines. In addition, he appreciates Thailand has an advantage as a strategic location in the ASEAN region. The government has also implemented a policy to promote investment in the electric vehicle industry.
The company plans to produce 80,000 electric vehicles in the first quarter and aims to make Thailand the Great Wall’s automotive manufacturing and export hub in the ASEAN region. This will increase employment opportunities and develop various skills for Thai people to support the growth of the automotive industry in the future.
Great Wall Motors Company Limited is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Baoding, Hebei. The company is named after the Great Wall of China and was formed in 1984. It is China’s largest sport utility vehicle and pick-up truck producer.