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Map ta Phut land reclamation for EEC

The Eastern Economic Corridor’s gas and petrochemical shipments will now have a doorway into the Asean area thanks to the port’s expansion.

According to government spokesperson Ratchada Dhanadirek, the third phase of development is being carried out with a budget of 64 billion baht, of which 52 billion are coming from the private sector and 12 billion are coming from the government.

The first portion of phase 3 entails the reclamation of 1,000 rai (1.6 square kilometers) of land from the sea, of which 550 rai will be utilized for port facilities and 450 rai would be used to store soil remnants.

On the reclaimed area, a port for liquid goods tankers and storage will be constructed as part of phase 3’s second stage.

According to Ratchada, on January 12 the design for the expanded port was finished and 35.88% of the required land had been recovered, 2.91% ahead of schedule.

She noted that 1.17 million cubic meters of rocks were used to construct a 5.5-kilometer retaining wall around the recovered land.

The Map Ta Phut port will have infrastructure for natural gas tankers by 2027.

Ratchada said that the third-phase area’s Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand is currently choosing companies to invest in the building of the port and associated infrastructure for natural gas transportation.

The project aims to increase the potential of the Eastern Economic Corridor.

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