H.E. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Hye, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Thailand and Cambodia held a virtual meeting on 8 July 2021 with Ms. Luxmon Attapich, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary General, Investment and International Affairs Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) of Thailand.
They discussed cooperation in sharing of experience in similar economic zones between Bangladesh and Thailand with a view to exploiting mutual economic potentials of both Bangladesh and Thailand to a higher level for the common benefits of our two peoples.
The Eastern Economic Corridor officially the Eastern Special Development Zone (ESDZ), is a special economic zone spread over three provinces in eastern Thailand namely Chonburi, Royong and Chachoengsao. Collectively, these provinces occupy an area of 13,266 km2 (5,122 sq mi). Thailand claims its strategic location connects potential geographical gateway to one of the world’s fastest growing markets.
Ten key industries have been identified as potential growth engines for Thailand. These 10 industries are divided into two larger groups
- First S-curve industries : Next-generation automotive; intelligent electronics; advanced agriculture and biotechnology; food processing; high wealth and medical tourism
- New S-surve industries : Digital; robotics; aviation and logistics; comprehensive healthcare; biofuel and biochemical.
The Deputy Secretary General invited H.E. Ambassador to visit the EEC at a mutually convenitent time.