Thailand strives to connect Belt and Road Initiative with its Eastern Economic Corridor

As soon as 25-year-old Jin Xiang landed a job at a Chinese steel factory in Thailand’s eastern Chonburi Province, he knew he would be part of the growing factor in propelling the Belt and Road Initiative and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The Chinese young ...

Japan, Thailand sign 7 deals to strengthen economic ties

The Thai government and its Japanese trade counterpart on Tuesday (Sept 12) signed seven formal agreements covering industrial upgrades, investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), human development, and support for small and medium-sized enterprises. Keep reading ...

Straits Times News Staff

Prayut suspends Bt40-bn Cambodian dam project

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is scheduled to visit Cambodia tomorrow, has ordered a suspension of the Bt40-billion project to buy electricity and fresh water from Cambodia’s Stung Nam hydropower scheme.Prasert Sinsukprasert, deputy chief of the National Energy Policy Office, said the premier wanted the Agriculture ...

The Nation News Staff

China calls for quick development of Sino-Thai rail link

A proposed high-speed railway linking southern China to Thailand’s industrialized Eastern Seaboard should be built “quickly” according to Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, after a meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. “This Thai-China train project may face problems but the important matter is ...

Farmers will reap EEC rewards, Uttama says

The Industry Ministry will ensure that farmers benefit from the government’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project, minister, Uttama Savanayana says. It is part of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s strategy to take care of the agriculture sector, particularly farmers in areas near the EEC, he said. ...

All EEC infrastructure plans get nod

The much-touted Eastern Economic Corridor is moving a crucial step forward after all key infrastructure development projects yesterday received the nod from the EEC policy committee chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. According to Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of EEC Office, the committee yesterday approved an additional ...

Transfer of foreign technology to Thailand a key facet of EEC: top official

The transfer of technology is at the heart of Eastern Economic Corridor and it is crucial to allow foreign investors some privileges to move the country’s economy forward, the head of the development group says. There has been concern that extended land-leases and other privileges for ...

Innovative products in focus as SCG mulls new investments in EEC

Siam Cement Group is studying expanding in the Eastern Economic Corridor through three core businesses – petrochemicals, packaging, and building materials – with the focus on innovative products. “We are looking at the incentives and the infrastructure around the project before making a decision on ...

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