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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

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. ...

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

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