The latest project Airport City, which is being implemented in the Eastern Economic Corridor of Thailand, will provide visiting travelers and business tourists with a range of tourism services and entertainment activities for every taste.
Thai Prime Minister General. Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that Airport City will be built on 1,651,200 square meters of land as part of the Eastern Airport City (EECa) project to create an Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) free trade area .
Plans for the development of the airport city include the construction of five-star hotels, department stores, duty-free shops, the opening of Michelin-starred restaurants, exhibition and conference halls, entertainment complexes.
Airport City is designed in such a way as to attract the attention of transit passengers .
The Prime Minister noted that incentives will be created to promote this project. He cited exemptions related to value-added tax and personal income tax, as well as universal visa and work permit services, easing rules for foreign workers in areas that Thailand needs.
U-Tapao International Airport near Pattaya is undergoing a major upgrade to become one of the most innovative airports and multi-modal transportation hubs in the Asian region.
Development project dubbed U-Tapao International Airport and Eastern Airport The City Development Project is part of Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme, which aims to develop the country's eastern provinces.
The upgrade project will require an investment of THB290 billion (US$9 billion) and create 15,600 jobs per year for the first 5 years. The expanded airport is expected to begin commercial operation in 2025.
U-Tapao Airport will be linked to Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi International Airports by high-speed rail.