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First phase of Udon Thani industrial estate to be ready next year

By The Nation

 

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Somjin Piluek, IEAT governor

 

The Udon Thani Industrial Estate is more than 50 per cent ready, and Phase 1 should be ready for service next year, according to the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT)

 

Somjin Piluek, IEAT governor, said that once the industrial estate is fully open it should bring in about Bt22 billion in investment and create at least 20,000 jobs, generating up to Bt2 billion in annual revenue for the government.

 

This industrial estate has the geographical advantage of being linked up to an extensive transportation network both within and outside the country.

 

Routes R12, R9 and R8, which includes the double-track high-speed railway from Bangkok to Nong Khai, can accommodate the transportation of goods between Thailand and southern China as well as to Laem Chabang Port and the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

 

The IEAT has conducted a feasibility study on projects that will benefit the area, such as a dry port in Udon Thani, a railway linking the project area to the rest of the country as well as the option of providing special incentives to investors.

 

Industries targeted for this project include rubber, agricultural products, auto parts and auto assembly, construction materials, electronics and steel.

Somjin said this is the first industrial estate in the Northeast, though it is the 56th in the country.

 

Apart from being very close to the Udon Thani airport as well as the biggest highway and railway, this industrial estate can also be linked up with CLMV countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.

 

The industrial estate’s logistics system will be developed in two phases, with the first phase (2020-2022) involving the construction of warehouses as well as container storage and off-loading areas. Permission is also being sought to establish a free trade zone.

 

The second phase (2022-2025) will include the development of a rail system, freight forwarder as well as a high-speed railway that links Udon Thani with neighbouring countries.

 

The industrial estate, located in Muang district’s Non Sung area, covers approximately 2,170 rai, of which 1,635 rai is up for sale.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30394524

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Somjin Piluek, IEAT governor, said that once the industrial estate is fully open it should bring in about Bt22 billion in investment and create at least 20,000 jobs, generating up to Bt2 billion in annual revenue for the government.

I'd prefer an update of how much of this industrial estate has actually been reserved and paid in advance to move into

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6 hours ago, webfact said:

This industrial estate has the geographical advantage of being linked up to an extensive transportation network both within and outside the country.

I seem to remember when the first friendship bridge opened at Nong Khai in the ealy 1990s, exactly the same thing was said then - even before 'hub' had been invented.

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That's exciting news at face value, but let's face it, it could well turn into a ghost town of unused warehouses unless they have a good grasp on actual demand (which I doubt).

 

It sure doesn't help that a big piece of the infrastructure they use to promote this industrial estate - the high speed railway network - is nowhere near ready and just seems to keep getting delayed year after year.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

Routes R12, R9 and R8, which includes the double-track high-speed railway from Bangkok to Nong Khai,

What about the major trunk route R2 (Bangkok to Nong Khai)?. The current railway improvement work involves the doubling of the narrow gauge track. A high-speed railway from Bangkok to Nong Khai is:-

 

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Chinese money will push this, corvid19 might slow things a little but Chinese influence is growing in Udon Thani as elsewhere.

They’ve kindly rewritten Udon Thani’s history for the Thai’s as displayed in the “Cultural Centre” across the tracks from the train station.

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7 hours ago, Chassa said:

It ain't there yet! - many years away.

Yes and in other reports on the the (belt and road) high speed rail links between China-Lao-Thailand- SE Asia, Vientiane and Nong Khai are the rail stations mentioned. There is nothing about Udon Thani. And if its 'high speed' the train cant stop everywhere can it? Although Udon would make more sense than Nong Khai.

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2 hours ago, sanuk711 said:
7 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I seem to remember when the first friendship bridge opened at Nong Khai in the ealy 1990s, exactly the same thing was said then - even before 'hub' had been invented.

And it takes a pounding with the heavy traffic bluesofa, in the time I have lived in Udon they have built 2 flyovers, an underpass, widen the ring road where they could, and are going to build an outer ring road. Of course the road up from BKK has had a tremendous amount of work on it also. Laos does take a lot of supplying and only China/Thailand do most of that. The Traffic around Udon, from what it use to be, is now at times horrendous.

I'd be the first to agree with about the traffic on the ring road, as I live 3km from it.

 

The 'high-speed train' appears to me to be a pipe dream. There have been a few reports about starting to clear various areas between Nakhon Ratchasima and Bkk.

The way it's going it might perhaps be completed by the end of this century, rather than the end of 2021 as the alleged government said.

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2 hours ago, twocatsmac said:

Chinese money will push this, corvid19 might slow things a little but Chinese influence is growing in Udon Thani as elsewhere.

They’ve kindly rewritten Udon Thani’s history for the Thai’s as displayed in the “Cultural Centre” across the tracks from the train station.

China will already have a map showing Udon actually belongs to the Chinese. 

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3 hours ago, twocatsmac said:

Chinese money will push this, corvid19 might slow things a little but Chinese influence is growing in Udon Thani as elsewhere.

They’ve kindly rewritten Udon Thani’s history for the Thai’s as displayed in the “Cultural Centre” across the tracks from the train station.

Could you expand on that, and what has been kindly written?

Is this the Chinese temple you're referring to not far from the station, or somewhere else?

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31 minutes ago, CorpusChristie said:

Are you being serious, sarcastic , humorous or daft ? 

A sarcastic and humorous comment I suspect. 

Virus central are claiming vast expanses of south East Asian and Indian seas to be their exclusive property based on ancient maps. 

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