PM Srettha shifts gears: Sunday tour to assess F1 potential

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Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin will be touring Chon Buri and Rayong this Sunday to assess commercial developments, scope out a potential Formula One race route, and review pivotal government projects.

According to PM’s Office spokesperson Chai Wacharonke, the prime minister’s agenda kicks off at Rayong’s U-Tapao International Airport. He and his delegation will meet with local authorities to discuss the progress and development of commercial areas aimed at boosting investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

From Rayong, the Thai premier will shift gears to Chon Buri’s Banglamung district, where he will inspect a proposed route for a future F1 race around Khao Phra Tamnak. This ambitious project is a key part of the government’s strategy to draw international tourists and position Thailand as a prime global destination for major sporting events.

Next on the premier’s agenda is a visit to Laem Chabang Port in Sri Racha district. PM Srettha will monitor the advancement of the Laem Chabang Port Phase 3 development project, ensuring its timely progress and addressing any logistical hurdles, reported The Nation.

“The prime minister has emphasised the importance of developing the EEC, enhancing logistics infrastructure, and improving urban areas to support industrial and technological investments.

“These efforts signal to the world that Thailand is ripe for investment, attracting foreign investors to the region. Furthermore, the proposed F1 race route is another strategic move to lure international tourists to Thailand.”

In related news, the Bangkok-born PM has yet to address Bank of Thailand (BoT) Governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput’s staunch opposition to the government’s colossal 500-billion-baht handout scheme. Acknowledging the brewing conflict, PM Srettha admitted he and the central bank governor held divergent views, necessitating urgent discussions.

In other news, the 62 year old PM has rolled out a mammoth 3.753-trillion-baht economic revival blueprint aimed at turbocharging Thailand’s financial fortunes. As lawmakers embarked on a heated three-day debate, the Bangkok-born Thai PM pitched his vision to rejuvenate the sluggish economy, promising a surge in growth.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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