Advancements in the EEC high-speed train project linking 3 airports and Bueng Suea Dam Swamp Adjustments
The land transfer for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) high-speed train project, which links three airports including Don Mueang Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, and U-tapao, is anticipated to be handed over to the contractor by October 2023, which would complete the necessary land transfer for the project. Earlier in June 2022, the contractor has already received the land transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Samut Prakan to U-Tapao Airport in Rayong from the State Railway of Thailand (SRT). In the Phaya Thai - Bang Sue area, the process of dismantling and relocating the oil pipeline is currently underway. The linking of the three airports serves as a major infrastructure development for the EEC and is projected to bring more foreign investment and create about 100,000 jobs in the industrial sector when the project is completed in 2029.The entire route will span five provinces including Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Chon Buri, Rayong, and Chachoengsao with a total of nine stations including Don Mueang, Bang Sue, Makkasan, Suvarnabhumi, Chachoengsao, Chon Buri, Si Racha, Pattaya, and U-tapao. To complement the development of the high-speed train project, the Cabinet passed a resolution on May 16 to support the development of the Bueng Suea Dam swamp in the Makkasan area, which will be financed by Asia Erawan. The agreement to increase the capacity of the lake in front of Burachat Chaiyakon Hospital from 12,800 cubic meters to 17,250 cubic meters, totaling 30,050 cubic meters demonstrates the progress being made in the development of the high-speed train project.