Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC)
10 Jul 2021
The explosion and fire at a factory in the middle of a populated area near Suvarnabhumi International Airport proves the lack of vision and law enforcement in town planning and public safety.
3 Aug 2020
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) called on the Thai government, legislature and regulatory agencies to take steps to address deficiencies in the legal and regulatory framework governing economic development in Special Economic Zones and the Eastern Economic Corridor to improve transparency, protect communities and labourers’ human rights, and implement safeguards to mitigate the adverse impact of such development on the environment and human rights.
5 May 2020
This report will explore the roots of the influence of Chinese concepts of development found in the ECC: the role of the Thai elite (specifically Somkid Jatusripitak), the big picture of economic and political changes in Thailand and China, and the history of modern Sino-Thai interdependence.
12 Mar 2020
The big student protests in Thailand have seen the rise of the hashtag “boycott 7-eleven on Wednesdays.” Twitter users say that Charoen Pokphand (CP), owner of Thai 7-eleven shops, belong to the pro-junta oligarchs and are the perpetrators of many bad things.
21 Jan 2020
Over 30 years ago, [then Prime Minister] Gen Prem Tinsulanonda pushed the Eastern Seaboard Development programme to success, putting Thailand into the limelight amongst Southeast Asian nations. 32 new industrial estates were established, with almost 5,000 factories and over 50 billion dollars’ worth of investment.
20 Jan 2020
This report tries to show concerns about things that were beginning to occur in the eastern region when the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project was started under the dictatorship
13 Aug 2019
The EEC Committee has passed on its final blueprint to the cabinet. The local population has protested, claiming it will destroy 7 communities. A crab from the Bang Pakong River released at Government HouseSource: Anchan Chaiyanw
25 Oct 2017
The junta leader has announced that the regime will use its absolute power to speed up development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). On 24 October 2017, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, announced after the ministerial meeting that the government is preparing to invoke Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to speed up development of the EEC, according to the Thai News Agency.
26 May 2017
The chair of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has said that there was nothing wrong in the junta using its absolute power under Section 44 to bypass environmental regulations. On 24 May 2017, Meechai Ruchuphan, chairman of the junta-appointed CDC, told the media that it is not unconstitutional to use Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to bypass regulations and normal procedures in the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project.