Speaking at the recent TCEB International Media Familiarisation Trip conference, economist Dr Cholachit Vorawangso Virakul said that the $45bn Eastern Economic Corridor project will be the flagship project of the Government’s Thailand 4.0 project, an investment-led transformation tool for the evolution of Thailand’s economy.
“The EEC is a pivotal initiative for Thailand as we progress towards our economic and social goal of Thailand 4.0. It will be the most complete and special economic zone in Thailand, containing commercial metropolises of the future and providing an investor’s gateway to Asia,” she said.
“And it’s an initiative featuring wide-ranging reform, economic as well as social. It’s about achieving sustainable growth and development. Industrial upgrading of target industries. It’s about upgrading the environment, creating eco-cities at international standards, fitted out to accommodate expat communities.”