Chonburi, The Prime Minister assigned Suriya to set up a sub-working group to look at EEC problems. Told Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 must be completed by the middle of next year. Come back in 2 months to check progress. Point out that you must trust investors. Went to negotiate at the APEC stage, said with full confidence, it really can be done.
Mr. Settha Thavisin, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Said after visiting the electric car manufacturing plant at WHA Industrial Estate. Eastern Seaboard 2 (WHA ESIE2) Ban Bueng District, Chonburi Province that today's visit to the area was to listen to problems arising from relevant agencies that caused the delay of the project. Whether it is water management, clean energy, rail systems connecting 3 airports, along with confirming that the Eastern Economic Corridor or EEC project is a very good project. It is considered the most important strategy to respond to the government that the Thai government has opened for foreign investment. Coming today to look at problems and solve each problem.
The Prime Minister said that it is about solving water problems in the area. Investors ask whether there are sufficient water sources for industrial operations. This is a matter between ONWR and the Royal Irrigation Department. Must be able to answer investors' questions. In the past, there were conflicting messages between the Wong Siam Water Pipeline Company. and Eastwater Today is considered a good sign that the Secretary General of the EEC has come to talk. Previously, there were negotiations between the two companies that were able to reach an agreement. Because of this problem, foreigners are worried. And today we can see that the water problem in the area has been resolved.
The Prime Minister said that while there is a delay in the construction of a train linking three airports, Mr. Suriya Juangroongruangkit Minister of Transport Promised to negotiate with the private sector and related agencies. As for the construction of Laem Chabang Port, Phase 3, it is currently considered to be ranked 19th in the world because of the large volume of goods coming in and out. But if completed, it will be one of 15 in the world, while the Governor of the Port Authority of Thailand admitted that there were delays in construction. He ordered that this matter was unacceptable. When the contractor has a problem, he must be called to talk. Will claim delay in reclamation Or can't claim about Covid.
Meanwhile, investors are interested in using Thailand as a production base for many electric cars in the EEC area. If Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 is not completed How will the loading and unloading of cars be done? Therefore, it must be completed by the middle of next year. In the next 2 months, he will come down to follow up on the progress again.
While the matter of clean energy Investors would like to invest in the EEC area in the PPP format or create electricity behind a reservoir of 10,000 kilowatts, which uses the transmission lines of the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.
The Prime Minister admits that there are many problems in the EEC area. The group that visited the area together today agreed that a sub-working group should be set up. with Mr. Suriya as chairman Follow up on EEC problems. There will be a group of 9-10 people who can solve problems in the area quickly.
Mr. Settha said that today's visit to the EEC area indicates that this government gives the utmost importance and confidence to investors. That the government, when traveling abroad, can definitely say that this special economic area is really working. and can honestly invite investors accurate and fast If all problems can be solved Thailand will be the world's largest source of investment. Including support for the electric vehicle or EV industry, which is in line with the trip to attend the APEC meeting in the United States next week. It is considered a good sign that the team traveled to the area to come here. Because you will understand the problem. and can be used to talk with foreign investors. And we hope that in a few months we should have many more investment stories in the country.
Source: Thai News Agency