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Two new industrial estates to come up in EEC, expected to create 20,000 jobs

Oct 30. 2020
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By THE NATION

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has approved setting up two new industrial estates in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), expected to bring in over Bt70 billion investment and create nearly 20,000 jobs.

IEAT governor Somjin Piluek said that the IEAT board met on October 14 and gave the nod for the establishment of two new industrial estates in the EEC to support the S-Curve and New S-Curve industries.

“The two projects would be invested in and developed by private partners over a total area of 2,806 rai [449 hectares],” she said.

“The first project is the Rojana Nong Yai Industrial Estate in Hang Sung subdistrict, Nong Yai district, and in Nong Phai Kaew subdistrict, in the Bang Beung district of Chonburi province, covering an area of 1,987 rai,” she added. “Rojana Industrial Park Plc will be responsible for developing an industrial zone of 1,501 rai while the rest 486 rai will be reserved for infrastructure and buffer areas. The industrial estate is less than 100 kilometres from Laem Chabang and Map Ta Phut ports and about 137km from Suvarnabhumi Airport.”

The Rojana Nong Yai Industrial Estate is expected to open in the next three years and bring in Bt60.05 billion investment as well as create 15,014 jobs in the fields of electronics, electrical appliances, automotive parts, as well as research and development industries.

“The second project is the Egco Rayong Industrial Estate to be located on 621 rai of land in Huay Pong subdistrict of Rayong’s Muang district,” Somjin added. “Electricity Generating Pcl will be responsible for the development of 421 rai of industrial zone and 200 rai of infrastructure and buffer areas. The industrial estate will be only 12km from Map Ta Phut port, 50km from Laem Chabang port, 28km from U-Tapao International Airport and 140km from Suvarnabhumi Airport.”

Egco Rayong Industrial Estate is expected to be operational within two years and bring in Bt16.84 billion investment as well as create 4,210 jobs in the fields of processed agricultural products, infrastructure services and innovation development.

“The establishment of the two industrial estates would be under the eco-industrial town concept to ensure that there were green buffer areas around the projects as well as effective energy conservation and wastewater treatment in the projects,” added Somjin.

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