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EEC CITY PLANNING DUE TO BE COMPLETE BY MAY


NEW city planning for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is expected to be finished before May this year, according to Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning’s deputy director-general Anuwat Suwannadej.

The EEC office is gathering information to draw up the development plan to serve the project development in future, he said at a seminar on the new cities and their benefits hosted by the Thansettakit Thailanguage newspaper late last week.
Besides the expansion of the existing industrial zones in the EEC from the present 350,000 rais (56,000 hectares), the development will also have to serve the establishment of the new cities, including an aviation city.
Jane Namchaisiri, chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), said that the development of the EEC would lead to the rollout of new infrastructure such as power plants to serve the demand of expanding industrial projects.
He added that new sources of fresh water would also be needed in order to serve the demand from industries in the zone. The EEC has also attracted international schools to open their schools in the zone, he said.
 

Published : March 18, 2018

By : The Nation