Category: Community


Agroforestry: an answer of Chachoengsao agriculture

When the government launched EEC project that would cover Chonburi, Rayong, and Chachoengsao provinces, it has positioned Chonburi and Rayong to be industrial zones, believing it would bring in large amount of money to the country and sharply increase the GDP. On the other hand, Chachoengsao has been positioned to be a top-grade residential zone to cater for industrial expansion and transportation.


The fate of Pad Riew City Plan: when a dream is broken under military regime

After years of being discussed and drafted, the new city plan for Chachoengsao has finally been put into practice in 2013 thanks to a long-term cooperation and public participation process among local civic networks and state agencies. But with the launch of EEC project recently, it seems the dream of Pad Riew residents to determine their province’s zoning may not be materialized soon.


Public participation: the missing element in the EEC project.

Aiming to make eastern Thailand a special economic zone, both government and private sectors have put effort into development plans by focusing on attracting foreign investment especially in automobile and electronic industries. As such, every step of the Eastern Economic Corridor or EEC project is overseen by the EEC Committee, who carries out the tasks stipulated in the  Eastern Economic Corridor Act B.E. 2561 of Thailand.