Under its recent amendment to Investment Promotion in Thailand, the Board of Investment has introduced Medical Hub under its Super Cluster category, which will enjoy 8 years of corporate income tax exemption plus additional 5-year 50% corporate income tax reduction, and personal income tax exemption for the relevant renowned specialists, both foreigners and Thais.  The Thai government is also considering the granting of permanent residency to such leading specialists.  However, in order to qualify, the application for promotional incentives has to be filed within 2016 and shall commence operations within 2017.