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A Lion Fat and Oil factory moves into an industrial park in Sriracha in the 1970s.
Boonsithi Chokwatana

Building industrial parks around Thailand: Saha Group chairman's story (18)

Openness to local communities gives company unique edge

Boonsithi Chokwatana | Thailand

Boonsithi Chokwatana is chairman of Saha Group, Thailand's leading consumer products conglomerate. This is part 18 of a 30-part series.

In the 1970s, Thailand's factories were concentrated in Bangkok. Economic growth led companies to expand, but without proper urban planning they just spread without any control. The environment in and around the densely packed factories quickly deteriorated.

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