Utapao airport city set as ‘free trade zone’ in Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)

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Gen. Prayut said Airport City would be built on a 1,032-rai land plot in the EEC for aviation (EECa) area which would be a free trade zone and there will be facilities for around-the-clock services including five-star hotels, department stores, duty-free shops, MICHELIN-starred restaurants, exhibition and convention halls and entertainment complexes. (Red line area)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday (Aug 9) said the cabinet approved the Airport City project that will be implemented in the Eastern Economic Corridor and will serve visiting travelers and businesspeople with comprehensive tourist services and recreational activities.



Gen. Prayut said Airport City would be built on a 1,032-rai land plot in the EEC for aviation (EECa) area which would be a free trade zone. There will be facilities for around-the-clock services including five-star hotels, department stores, duty-free shops, MICHELIN-starred restaurants, exhibition and convention halls and entertainment complexes. The facilities will attract spending among visitors who will be transit passengers, established businesspeople and Airport City residents.



The prime minister said there would be incentives to promote the project. He cited incentives relating to value-added tax and personal income tax as well as one-stop services for visa and work permit applications and eased regulations for foreign workers in the fields that Thailand needed. (TNA)