Infrastructure 41 percent complete in Economic Corridor

The massive infrastructure building in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is 41 percent complete. A total of 69 projects are already finished with the remainder under construction to support a new generation of industries in the Kingdom.
The Corridor is Thailand’s advanced development zone, a showcase for a higher-technology green Kingdom that is more competitive and invests in cutting-edge logistics, innovation and research and development. The EEC is a three-province area adjacent to the capital Bangkok and has been the focus of the government’s national infrastructure building and upgrade program.
The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) said that construction of 69 infrastructure projects in the EEC were completed during the first eight months of this year. “These completed projects account for 41 percent of all infrastructure projects in EEC areas,” the OTP said in a statement.
The OTP also said that several priority projects must be completed before the end of 2021, and one of the most important is the high-speed train connecting three major international airports: Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, and U-Tapao in the EEC zone.
“The project is now in the process of moving the infrastructure system. It is expected that the construction will be completed and the area can be delivered within this month,” the OTP added.
In total, 65 projects, or 39 percent, are under construction.
The EEC has planned 168 infrastructure projects with a total budget of $29.8 billion. The Laem Chabang Port development project has already selected private investment partners. Construction should start as soon as the Cabinet approves the contract.
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