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Southern Economic Corridor ‘still on track’

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Development of the Southern Economic Corridor (SEC) in four upper-South provinces is going ahead as planned, the government announced on Friday.

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The SEC infrastructure will span Chumphon, Ranong, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat, said deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Thanadirek.
It covers a Bt10-billion seaport in Ranong province, a Bt10-billion double-track rail linking Chumphon and Ranong provinces, oil pipelines, bridges and road investments.

The completed SEC will link up with the Eastern Economic Corridor to forge a massive trade hub joining the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The Ranong seaport will open a trade route to southern Asia, while upgrades to airports in the four provinces will forge a Gulf and Andaman tourism gateway.

Short-term development from 2019-2022 will be followed by a long-term plan from 2023 for a total of 111 projects worth Bt102.41 billion.

Published : September 25, 2020

By : The Nation