By The Nation
The seminar, held by the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP), aimed to discuss with the public on the design of community, mass transit system, and infrastructure, as well as investment plan, development period and impact on environment and society.
Initially, the project aims to connect Pattaya and Nong Prue areas to expand economic activity and public areas, connect with the high-speed train and increase public transport.
Construction of Pattaya station's TOD project is divided into four phases as follows, the seminar revealed:
The first phase (2021-2022) is the preparation of the area to support the project infrastructure by preparing land acquisition and creating awareness among the public.
The second phase (2023-2027) is short-term, with the development of 686,000 square metres area into office buildings, residences, condominiums, hotels, plaza, transport hubs, convention centres and retail centres.
The third phase (2028-2032) is medium-term, involving the development of 595,000 square metres of area into office buildings, hotels, residences, retail centres, convention centres and public areas.
The long-term fourth phase (2033-2037) will focus on the development of 322,000 square metres area to be office buildings, hotels, residences, retail centres and public areas.