Thailand develops eastern seaboard

Cruise and yacht ports, rail and airport infrastructure upgraded
Infrastructure development is underway to beef up sea, rail and air access to Thailand’s eastern seaboard, TTG Asia reports, with cruise and yacht tourism identified as key for turning the country’s Eastern Economic Corridor into a leading economic zone.
This includes adding a new commercial seaport, developing the existing ports of Laem Chabang and Map Ta Phut and expanding the Chuk Samet Pier.
“These developments will allow the EEC area to be more accessible to cruise liners and luxury yachts bringing high-quality tourists into the region and further boost regional transport links,” Yuthasak Supasorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand governor, said.
Rail infrastructure will also be improved, such as the addition of a high-speed, double-track railway connecting Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya international airports.
U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport is being converted into a commercial airport with the construction of a second runway and new passenger terminal. Comprehensive rail lines linking airports, ports and industrial and urban zones are also being discussed.
Diversification and upgrading of attractions in Pattaya, Rayong and Chachoengsao to cater to family demand are underway too.
TTG Asia