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EEC smart city projects set to draw close to B100bn

Smart city development in three provinces of the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is projected to draw as much as 100 billion baht over the next five years, helping upgrade the livelihood of residents there, according to the EEC Office.According to Pojanee Artarotpinyo, the EEC ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Investments in EEC expected to help economy grow 5 per cent

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is estimated to attract investment of Bt300 to Bt400 billion per year, which would help the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) reach the goal of 5 per cent growth, Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee, said ...

The Nation Reporter

Labour Ministry moves to create more jobs in EEC

The Labour Ministry is speeding up efforts to create almost 400,000 jobs in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.This move came after the National Economic and Social Development Council indicated that unemployment in the country has risen due ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt refloats national shipping line plan

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) will conduct a feasibility study into setting up a “National Maritime Navigation Line”, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Saturday.The shipping line, which would be created as an affiliate of the PAT, would boost infrastructure deployment for the government’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Transport Ministry to spend THB7.2bn on EEC road network

The Transport Ministry will spend over THB7.2 billion on building a new road network in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) next year.About THB211.61 has been allocated to the Transport Ministry in the draft budget for fiscal year 2022, said Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob. The draft ...

The Nation Reporter

Data-centric culture key to handling challenges

Real-time data availability, automated data analytics, data-centric culture and skillsets, as well as digital transformation hold the key to helping organisations overcome difficulties in the wake of the pandemic, say leading private and state organisations.“Every business is a digital business that needs to have the ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Thai communities grapple with pollution in economic corridor

“They are burning and smelting electronic stuff again,” says Sarawut Phoomnok, as he walks down a narrow dirt path through a cassava field. The sun is setting, and Sarawut’s eyes are fixed on a billowing smokestack rising above a factory a few hundred metres away. ...

Hard-up farmers to get land

The government has set aside 300,000 rai of land to redistribute to low-income farmers who don’t have their own properties to work on.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after chairing yesterday’s meeting of the National Committee on Land Policy that the land would be released to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt calls talks on Karen row

The government has pledged to solve land conflicts between the Ministry of Natural Resources and ethnic Karen villagers now dwelling in Kaeng Krachan National Park within 30 days, Thamanat Prompow, deputy agriculture minister, said.“We will solve this problem by using constructive dialogue. Both sides need ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

EEC panel okays additional Bt2.7 billion for land expropriation for airports high-speed rail link

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee on Monday approved an additional budget of Bt2.17 billion for land expropriation for the high-speed rail project linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao airports, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said.“The State Railway of Thailand, which is responsible for the ...

The Nation Reporter

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