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

Private sector expected to shore up EEC activity

Real investment in the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is estimated to reach 400 billion baht this year, driven largely by private investment and key infrastructure development projects.Of the total, 300 billion baht is expected to be generated by private investment, while 100 billion would ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

EEC Expects 300-billion-baht Investment This Year

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has expected investment to triple to 300 billion baht this year as investment projects previously held by the coronavirus outbreak get pushed forward again.EEC Secretary -General Kanit Sangsubhan said actual investment in the EEC could be up from 96 billion ...

NNT Reporter

Energy Ministry Seeks New Power Plants for EEC Need

The Ministry of Energy is seeking acceleration of new power projects to cope with the expected sharp spike in electricity demand with the promotion of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).National Energy Reform Committee Chairman Pornchai Rujiprapa said the latest electricity usage statistics showed that the ...

NNT Reporter

Govt to set up innovation centre in EEC

The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with SIASUN, China’s leading robotics and automation company, to jointly develop an innovation centre in the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi).The MoU, which the NSTDA signed with the company’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoI privileges considered for investors in Bt846m cross-border transport centre in Nakhon Phanom

The Board of Investment (BoI) has agreed in principle to a public-private partnership project to build a cross-border transport centre in Nakhon Phanom to promote border trade between Thailand and Laos, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said on Wednesday.“The project, to be overseen by the Department ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt targets B300 bn investments in eastern corridor this year

The government aims to boost investment in the country’s industrial east this year by 44% to around 300 billion baht, a deputy prime minister said on Monday, after a 45% drop last year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The amount would be a ...

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