The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-O-Cha, along with the entire Thai Cabinet, will be in the Chonburi and Rayong area next week for two days.
The visit will be on Monday and Tuesday of next week, the 24 and 25 of August.
The Prime Minister will follow up on the construction of the motorway connecting Pattaya and Map Ta Phut along with general Eastern Economic Corridor related projects on August 24. He will then visit the U-Tapao Airport’s emergency operations center for COVID-19 response, to check on its readiness to welcome foreign tourists under the travel bubble scheme. He also plans to visit some local markets and attend a marine animal event.
On August 25, the Prime Minister will observe the EEC’s impact and projects for the Rayong and Chonburi area. He will join a meeting with the private sector from the three provinces of Chachoengsao, Chonburi and Rayong to discuss economic related issues and struggles leaders and business owners are having and then chair a mobile cabinet meeting.
It is unclear and unlikely that the Prime Minister and his Entourage will visit Pattaya City proper, however, if they do delays in traffic are likely due to the size of his motorcade and stepped up security procedures in the wake of recent anti government protests. For our readers in the Rayong area traffic issues could also take place.
The mobile cabinet meeting was promised to be held in Rayong last month to support the area after a case of an Egyptian Soldier breaking quarantine caused local panic and hurt domestic tourism.