The eastern seaboard of Thailand, more frequently known as the “Eastern Economic Corridor” (EEC), is a developing economic region which plays a key role in Thailand‘s economy. It is Thailand’s center for export-oriented industries. High value goods, such as Japanese branded automobiles, which are manufactured there and shipped elsewhere, are among the many exports. The region includes Chonburi Province, Chachoengsao Province, and Rayong Province with Samut Prakan Province on the periphery.
Thailand’s EEC is located off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and spans a total of 13,285 square kilometers. The government hopes to complete the EEC by 2021, turning these provinces into a hub for technological manufacturing and services with strong connectivity to its ASEAN neighbors by land, sea and air.
This video from EEC explains the project and its current progress.