A massive investment by the Royal Thai Navy, could see the face of Sattahip change drastically over the coming years.
Plans to spend in the region of two billion baht will see new ferry ports constructed including quays for cruise liners and ferries in the deep water channels around the port.
The project will improve road links to U-Tapao Airport in Rayong as the government pushes ahead with plans develop the area into strategic platform for the Chonburi province.
The airport will have a new runway completed in the next three years and a motorway will link the airport to Sattahip. A new terminal will also be introduced, which will increase the airport’s capacity to 30 million travellers over a ten year period.
We have heard previously of the plans to introduce a new high speed railway system, which will link Rayong to Bangkok too. If everything goes to plan, the face of Sattahip and Rayong could change dramatically.
The proposals are designed to increase tourism and logistics within the region and should result in the creation of many new jobs.
Sattahip of course already hosts the Royal Thai Navy including the country’s only aircraft carrier.