Forum held on development of land around U-Tapao Airport

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Deputy Governor of Rayong province Yuthapol Ongarjittichai.
Deputy Governor of Rayong province Yuthapol Ongarjittichai.

Rayong – Deputy Governor of Rayong province Yuthapol Ongarjittichai has chaired the second forum on development plans for the area around U-Tapao Airport. It was attended by Rayong Public Works and Town and Country Planning Official Capt Theerapong Krutdilokanon and other relevant officials.

Expert Architect Pakorn Warapasakul reviewed the development plan, which was explained by City Planning Expert Prof Dr Jaturong Pokaratsiri . The meeting discussed ideas collected from the previous forum on a draft land usage plan, a development masterplan and transport and basic facilities systems before hearing further views from local figures.

Baan Chang district, which surrounds U-Tapao Airport, is to be made more modern in support of both residents and tourists as well as investors traveling to and from the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The plan is to be carried out in three phases: the short term, mid-term and long term. Initially work will focus on transport and basic facilities and target the creation of a Smart City that serves as an international hub for tourism and marine sports, as well as being a logistics hub. In the mid and long terms, roads will be constructed for better access to the area.