Kobsak: EEC is Thailand’s model economic development

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Kobsak Pootrakool.
Kobsak Pootrakool.

Bangkok – Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool believes the establishment of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a model approach for future economic development.

Stressing the importance of the EEC project, Kobsak said that the government has issued licenses for the establishment of foreign schools and universities in the EEC zone which straddles the provinces of Chonburi, Rayong, and Chachoengsao. The schools will offer courses and programs in technology such as robotics and automation, digital technology, aviation and logistics, automotive skills, intelligence electronics, and biotechnology.

He said the EEC project has been likened to a model economic development that will turn Thailand into a high-tech society and an investment hub for innovations.

The EEC zone is already home to foreign car manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, and Ford, in addition to a large number of petrochemical and electronic companies which have established a big presence in Thailand’s eastern provinces.

He added that recently the cabinet approved five infrastructure projects to be undertaken in the EEC zone, four of which projects have already developed terms of reference.