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The Pattaya to Hua Hin bridge. Government discusses 900 billion baht investment.

Caitlin Ashworth

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The government is looking into a so-called “Thai Bridge” that would connect Pattaya to Hua Hin, an estimated 900 billion baht investment. The project would be part of the Eastern Economic Corridor development plan aimed at improving the transportation and infrastructure in Thailand.

The 900 billion baht investment is expected to take 10 years to financially implement, according to chairperson of the government’s committee for the Mobilisation of Economic Management Measures, Pailin Chuchottaworn. The Centre for Economic Situation Administration has approved the investment project to move forward with a pre-feasibility study by the EEC’s policy committee.

“We have to admit that 900 billion baht is a huge amount of money, but it is reasonable when considering its final results. It is also cheaper than some other mega projects that are currently being accelerated. We also planned to hire local Thai people and buy local materials for the construction to reduce the cost as well.”

The bridge would join other mega-projects by the EEC like a high speed rail that will link the major airports in Bangkok… Don Mueang Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport and U-Tapao Airport (south of Pattaya). The train is expected to travel at 250 kilometres per hour. Another project is the renovation and extension of the U-Tapao International Airport. The EEC says the project will bring in 60 million passengers a year and is expected to be in operation by 2024.

The Pattaya to Hua Hin bridge. Government discusses 900 billion baht investment. | News by Thaiger

The 80 to 100 kilometre bridge will most likely connect Pattaya to Hua Hin (likely to be just south of Pattaya in Sattahip), but also connect many provinces in the South. The bridge would likely increase tourism in Hua Hin. Pattaya draws in a larger crowd than Hua Hin with 10 times more tourists than the southern district, Pailin says.

The bridge will also need to allow shipping to traverse the Gulf of Thailand to Laem Chabang in Chon Buri.

“In truth, the tourists want to travel to both cities but they choose Pattaya first partly because Chon Buri has more attractions and more convenient transportation options. Many projects are also being built in Chonburi and the EEC in the coming future, such as a three-airport monorail and a city monorail which will potentially attract more travelers to the area, while none of the projects in the other tourist cities in the Gulf of Thailand were discussed.”

SOURCES: Pattaya News | EEC

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:42 am

    If they cure the flooding problem in Pattaya, I believe they could build this bridge. lol
    Otherwise they will have to allow the dirty ferangs in to build the bridge for them
    With foreign aid . . .

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    Peter

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Surely this is a joke, how on earth could it ever recover the cost? Then there’s “built by Thais with Thai materials” remark, again surely this is another attempt at humour, I have only 3 words to say regarding this: Pattaya, Beach, Road.

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    RR

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    They canot be serious. It is a pointless bridge, a waste of money, a joke. Give the money to people

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    Diego

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    They took 4+ years to complete the Phuket underpasses, so yeah, this is totally doable

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    Thomas

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Even if this will ever happen, how does this go in line with “no more mass tourism”?
    It is just Monday and more ridiculous ideas are already popping up, love it.

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    Issan John

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Isn’t this 171 days early?

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      Ross

      Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 7:39 pm

      another take on this bridge. 2 lanes either way,sea sidelane could be seafood restaurants and stalls plus car parks for Fisher man and viewing platforms without railings for selfies giving the condo jumpers another option. all rubbish could be thrown off no need for rubbish collection. motorcy races mandatory late at night to keep pattaya streets safer. a toll of 10 baht either way would help costs.

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    MR Paul McHugo

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Sixty miles dosnt sound feasible to me and rand earthquakes cause ongoing problems too!

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    Andy

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Goverments throughout the world must be so envious seeing all the the big think tanks in one country
    Submarines, fast trains,bridges,canals.and all of this on no income and 20 baht in the bank

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    Jeff

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Building the bridge NORTH of Pattaya would better serve citizens.

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      Issan John

      Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:39 am

      Go much further north of Pattaya and you’re in Bangkok, and there’s a road that goes straight there.

      I just can’t believe this is serious …..

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    Mike

    Monday, October 12, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    They should definitely build this bridge. No more having to decide which town to go to. I could go to both places on the same holiday. Yay for me!

    Couldn’t the Thais just get the Chinese to build it for them? it would be up in no time. Of course the Thais would be forever beholden to the Chinese, but who isn’t?

    Great idea.

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    Suchart

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:48 am

    A bridge to Hua Hin ? WHat are they smoking ? Why not build a Tower to the Moon ?

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    Danny Bigspuds

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 9:17 am

    A decent car/passenger ferry system would probably be cheaper/more rewarding. Or how about training the Hua Hin Jellies to do the job? 🙂

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    Issan John

    Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:33 am

    “Another project is the renovation and extension of the U-Tapao International Airport. The EEC says the project will bring in 60 million passengers a year and is expected to be in operation by 2024.”

    I only just noticed this gem.

    Suvarnabhumi handled 64 million passengers last year – and U-Tapao’s going to handle the same number???

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    Joe

    Friday, October 16, 2020 at 9:39 am

    From now on when an official needs some extra spending money they will be doing feasibility studies which cost lots of millions, this project like some many others ie bridge to koh samui, canal across Thailand etc will never happen, just feasibility studies when it’s convenient.

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    tony

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    dumb idea and will have to be very high for giant container ships to pass under and what about when a breeze starts blowing they would close it. get a proper car ferry service going that sails all weather.

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    anthony

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    dumb idea and will have to be very high for giant container ships to pass under and what about when a breeze starts blowing they would close it. get a proper car ferry service going that sails all weather.

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    Anthony

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    an excellent. place to dump rubbish from far out into the gulf and a waste water outfall as well

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    Ross

    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    a submarine could hit it. ouch.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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