The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has approved the establishment of the Chachoengsao Blue Tech City Industrial Estate, in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), to support the modern automotive industry.

The IEAT said the project is expected to be operational within two years and could generate THB33.2 billion worth of investment and create employment for approximately 8,300 people.

According to the IEAT, the concept of an eco-industrial town has been applied in the design, providing green and eco-belt areas around the project area, with approximately 70% allocated to businesses and approximately 30% for common utility and green areas.

The estate is approximately 44 kilometres from Suvarnabhumi Airport, about 60 kilometres from Laem Chabang Port and 119 kilometres from Map Ta Phut Industrial Port.