Map Ta Phut port on track for completion


The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) expects its third-phase development of the Map Ta Phut deep-sea port in Rayong will be completed in 2027, ready to serve investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

“The construction of a sand dam has progressed by 71%; land reclamation is 61% finished and the building of an embankment to protect the shoreline against waves is 39% done,” said Veeris Ammarapala, governor of the IEAT.

He was updating Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the construction work of the third-phase Map Ta Phut deep-sea port project when the premier recently led his entourage to visit the area.

The development of the port covers a total area of 1,000 rai under an investment budget of 55 billion baht.

It is among major infrastructure development projects in the EEC, which will become a high-tech industrial hub, covering parts of Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachongsao provinces.

Other projects include a high-speed rail system linking three airports, U-tapao aviation city and the third-phase development of Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chon Buri.

“The prime minister was happy to hear that Map Ta Phut deep-sea port in the third phase will start operation as planned,” said Mr Veeris.

Once the infrastructure development is completed, the IEAT will co-develop a new dock to facilitate the transport and storage of liquid goods, including liquefied natural gas.

The investment is made through a public-private partnership (PPP) with Thai Tank Terminal.

Thai Tank Terminal is a joint venture between PTT Global Chemical Plc and Royal Vopak NV, which specialises in tank and storage facilities.

Source: Bangkok Post


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