Thai cabinet approves Eastern Economic Corridor free trade zone

The cabinet approved a proposal from the EEC (Eastern Economic Corridor) Policy Committee today (Tuesday) to upgrade the status of the EEC from a “special economic zone”to a “free trade…

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Chaiya Promma, an MP of the Pheu Thai party and chair of the House committee monitoring budgetary management and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Thai PM to be asked to scrap ฿25.6Bn water project in eastern region

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be asked to scrap the 25.6-billion-baht, 30-year deal between the Treasury Department and Wong Siam Construction for the supply of water to Thailand’s eastern region,…

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Thai Treasury Department cancels water pipeline contract signing ceremony

The Treasury Department abruptly cancelled the planned contract signing ceremony yesterday (Tuesday), between the department and the Wong Siam Construction Company, which won the bid to manage the water pipeline…

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Laem Chabang Port in Chonburi province. (Photo by EEC)

Tourism, investments expected to take off as Thailand reopens on Nov 1

Business leaders are expecting an influx of foreign tourists and investors when Thailand reopens its doors to the world on November 1. “Reopening Thailand will open up many opportunities,” said…

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Thai cabinet approves six new special economic zones in EEC for future industries

The Thai cabinet has approved the establishment of six special economic promotion zones in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in eastern Thailand, with the aim of attracting investments of over…

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Democrat and Future Forward parties want a House panel to assess environmental, social and economic impacts of EEC projects  

The Democrat and Future Forward parties have separately demanded that the House set up an ad hoc committee to assess the impacts of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) projects on…

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Network of Eastern Friends submitted petition on EEC master plan

Future Forward MP Sakdinai Noomnu receiving a petition from Mr. Gunn Tattiyakul, representing ‘the Network of Eastern Friends: Agenda of Eastern Change’. The petition demands that the House of Representatives…

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4 EEC-related mega-projects endorsed by the Cabinet

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to four mega-projects related to the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) at its meeting in the northern province of Chiang Rai. The four project, namely…

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EEC board approves four more mega infrastructure projects

The government’s committee directing the policy of the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme, also known as the EEC board, on Thursday agreed in principle to endorse four more mega…

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Cabinet gives nod to over 60 mega projects to facilitate EEC

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved more than 60 large-scale investment projects in the lower North and upper Northeast designed to facilitate and to connect with the government’s flagship Eastern Economic…

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Thailand, China to sign 17 cooperation and investment MoUs

An army of about 500 Chinese investors will meet their Thai counterparts and officials at the 6th Thailand-China Joint Committee on Trade, Investment and Economic Cooperation and the Thailand-China Business…

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