Thailand Transport Ministry unveils its 2024 projects to boost connectivity and economy.


Thailand has announced its plans to invest 389.75 billion baht in various transportation projects in 2024, The Transport Ministry

Thailand EEC Road Map for Development in Connectivity

Thailand government's vision to create a seamless and efficient transportation system in the country, the projects include 64 projects that will be completed and 31 projects that will start construction in 2024, as well as 57 new investment projects for 2025.

Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit said that

"the transportation projects aim to improve the connectivity and accessibility of different regions and provinces in Thailand, as well as to support the economic and social development of the country. Also, enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of Thailand as a regional and global hub for trade, tourism, and investment"

 

Some of the major transportation projects in 2024:

The Bangkok-Ubon Ratchathani high-speed railway

Link the capital city with the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, reducing the travel time from 12 hours to 2 hours. The railway will have a length of 725 kilometers and a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The project is a joint venture between Thailand and China, and is expected to be completed in 2028.

Major transportation projects high-speed railway

 

The expansion of the Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system

It will extend the existing Purple Line from Bang Sue to Rangsit, adding 17 stations and 23 kilometers to the network. The project will complete in 2026, and will increase the capacity and coverage of the MRT system, serving more than 400,000 passengers per day.

The construction of High Speed-rail Network for EEC

Connect the EEC with major cities in Thailand and neighboring countries. The network will consist of three lines: the EEC-China line, which will link Bangkok with Kunming in China; the EEC-Laos line, which will link Bangkok with Vientiane in Laos; and the EEC-Malaysia line, which will link Bangkok with Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The network will have a total length of 1,435 kilometers and a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour. The project is going to complete in 2030, and will boost the development and integration of the EEC, which is a special economic zone that covers the provinces of Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Rayong.

 

The expansion of the Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, Thailand

The Transport Minister said that;

"these projects will not only improve the transportation infrastructure and services in Thailand, but also create jobs and income for the people, as well as attract more investment and tourism to the country. The projects will also contribute to the environmental and social sustainability of the country, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion, and accidents, and by promoting social inclusion and equity"

However, if you are looking for a property that offers you comfort, luxury, and privacy, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings, you should consider buying a pool villa in Pattaya, one of the most popular and dynamic cities in Thailand's EEC.

Pattaya Beach

A pool villa is a villa that has a private swimming pool, which provides you with easy and convenient access to swimming, one of the best forms of exercise for the whole body, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and beneficial for physical, mental, and social well-being. Swimming and being in water can also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improve mood and cognitive function, and increase self-esteem and confidence.

In addition, Pattaya offers you other facilities and amenities that promote physical activity and sports, such as gyms, tennis courts, golf courses, cycling lanes, hiking trails, and water sports, depending on the location and features of the pool villa. These activities can help you improve your physical health and fitness, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, enhance your immune system, and prevent obesity. They can also help you boost your mental health and mood, improve your cognitive function and memory, and increase your self-esteem and confidence.

Thailand- Pattaya, explore the many islands and beaches that dot the coastline

Above all, the chance to enjoy the diversity and dynamism of the city, which offers a wide range of entertainment options for all tastes and budgets. Pattaya has something for everyone, from its vibrant and colorful nightlife and entertainment to its cultural and historical attractions, to its natural and adventure activities. Then, you can enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at Pattaya Beach or Jomtien Beach, visit the famous Walking Street for nightlife and entertainment, or discover the marine life at Underwater World Pattaya. Also, you can explore the many islands and beaches that dot the coastline, each with its own charm and character.

Tourists

Moreover, Pattaya also allows you to benefit from the development and integration of the EEC, which is a special economic zone that covers the provinces of Chachoengsao, Chonburi, and Rayong.

In conclusion, the EEC is the government's flagship project to transform Thailand into a high-income and innovative economy, by attracting investment and innovation in 12 targeted industries, such as automotive, electronics, biotechnology, robotics, and aviation. The EEC connected the major cities in Thailand and neighboring countries by a high-speed rail network, which will boost the trade, tourism, and investment in the region.

 

Credit News & Picture: nationthailand.com

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