Construction on a new ferry terminal has begun at Juk Samet port in Sattahip which is reported to be capable of handling boats able to transport cars across the Gulf.
Details have been released stating that the bays at the terminal will be able to facilitate boats 80 meters long and 15 meters wide.
The plan is for vessels to be able to transport cars and goods vehicles from the port by 2020.
Yesterday (September 18) the first stone was laid at a ceremony attended by high level naval personnel, which included the chief of the naval forces Na Areenit.
Chief Areenit spoke at the ceremony of the government’s plans to develop the Eastern Economic Corridor saying that the ferry terminal was an important part of the plan further improving transportation links in the region for trade and tourism.
The project will also include construction of shops, a food court and accommodation as well as the four docking bays for ships.
The planned routes from the new Jak Samet port terminal will go to.
- Bang Bao, Koh Chang.
- Khao Takiap, Hua Hin.
- Pranburi, Prajuab Khiri Khan.
Transportation from Pattaya across the Gulf for passengers on foot is already in place with a route to Koh Chang expected to begin before the end of the year.
Source : Tnews
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