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High-speed rail project mired in land issues

The high-speed train project to link up three major airports is still mired in land expropriation and eviction problems concerning 20% of the land required for construction despite it being expected to begin operation in five years. If the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) fails to ...

Rayong residents worry EEC will come with empty promises

Rayong residents have raised concerns about pollution and the empty promises that the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project might bring. Their concerns, they said yesterday, were based on the lesson they learned from the Eastern Seaboard Development programme more than 30 years ago.  “When the Eastern Seaboard ...

Khanathit Srihirundaj

Pearson signs MoU with Thailand’s EEC

Digital education company Pearson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor to develop and implement BTEC-based programs for learners in EEC provinces. Keep reading ...

China helps launch $13bn rail project in Malaysia

China and Malaysia broke ground on Wednesday on a $13 billion rail project linking peninsular Malaysia’s east and west, the largest such project in the country and a major part of Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure push. Keep reading ...

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 ...

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