Transportation job to serve EEC plan

A design of a high-speed train from China will be on display screen at the fourth Thai Rail Market Seminar and Exhibit, ranging from March 28-29 at the Airport Rail Link Makkasan station. (Picture by Patipat Janthong)

The Eastern Economic Passage Workplace (EEC Workplace) is proposing a high-speed train connecting 3 primary airports worth 200 billion baht to the cabinet Tuesday.

The job intends to link Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao airports to serve the federal government’s much-touted EEC plan, covering 3 provinces– Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong.

Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC Workplace, stated the federal government anticipates the regards to recommendation (ToR) to be finished this month. A market sounding for future financiers is likewise arranged for March.

” The federal government will offer the job information to financiers,” he stated. “More than 70 business, both regional and foreign, will participate in the marketplace sounding.”

The train growth will mostly be constructed along an existing path run by the State Train of Thailand at a length of 260 kilometres. An urban train taking a trip in Bangkok will have a slower speed of 160km per hour, while a rural path can reach an optimum speed of 250km per hour.

This path makes up 10 high-speed stations: Don Mueang, Bang Sue, Makkasan, Suvarnabhumi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Sri Racha, Pattaya, U-tapao and Rayong.

Mr Kanit stated the federal government has a strategy to connect the double-track train with 3 deep-sea ports in the EEC at Map Ta Phut, Laem Chabang and Sattahip, anticipating to serve the nation’s imports and exports.

” The federal government is trying to find success in 5 primary locations– facilities jobs, the 10 targeted markets, the tourist sector, development and human advancement in the EEC provinces,” he stated.

Capt Somnuk Keawmaruang, deputy director of U-tapao Airport Authority, stated the Royal Thai Navy likewise prepares to establish 8 jobs that relate to the EEC plan.

The primary job will be the advancement of U-tapao airport on 6,500 rai, consisting of the brand-new 3.5 km runway, and the stage 3 terminal growth.

” The federal government anticipates the runway and the terminal will be finished in 3 years, with U-tapao airport serving more than 250,000 flights annually,” he stated.

Capt Somnuk stated the navy likewise prepares to establish a 700-rai plot at the airport. The federal government anticipates its facilities financial investment in U-tapao will be finished by 2023. The airport is forecasted to serve 15 million guests in the next 5 years, 30 million in the next ten years and 60 million in the next 15 years.

The federal government likewise anticipates to invest 250 billion baht for advancement under the public-private collaboration design.

Capt Somnuk stated the defence market environment has actually likewise been consisted of amongst the targeted markets under the S-curve policy, as the federal government wishes to increase the nation’s security and lower the importation of weapons and innovation from abroad.

” We intend to perform R&D for defence in your area,” he stated.

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