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Thai industrial park developer plumbs expansion on the Mekong

Amata plans Vietnam, Myanmar sites; eyes Laos

Toyota and Bridgestone are among the roughly 700 companies operating out of Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate near Bangkok.

BANGKOK -- Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.

Amata will begin development of two sites in Vietnam and one in Myanmar next year. It has also started a feasibility study in Laos, CEO Vikrom Kromadit told The Nikkei in a recent interview.

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