Thailand's Egco plans industrial estate at abandoned power plant in Rayong


  • Thailand
  • Thursday, 23 Jul 2020

Thailand's Egco plans industrial estate at abandoned power plant in Rayong

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Electricity Generating Plc (Egco) aims to develop an area of its power plant in Rayong, which has been closed since 2014, into an industrial estate.

Egco Group's chairman Kulit Sombatsiri said this week that the area was also planned to be a smart city in the East Economic Corridor.

The project will give Egco and its investors privileges in the future.He added that Egco aimed to concentrate on renewable energy in the smart industrial estate.

Danuja Simasathien, senior executive vice president, said the industrial estate project would be allowed to operate, after it passes the office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning’s consideration on Environmental Impact Assessment this August.

Danuja explained that it would take around two years to make the area suitable for investment and construction, he added.

According to the plan, 500 rai of the plant's 600 rai area will be used as an industrial enterprise, while the balance 100 rai will be managed as a green area.

However, the budget to invest in the project has yet to be finalised. - The Nation/Asia News Network

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