Expectation of Impacts of High-Speed Railway along the Line Laem Chabang to Map Ta Phut


  • Zeguang Zhao
  • Nont Sahaya


High-Speed Railway Transport, Industrial Restructuring, Accessibility, Transportation Capacity, Human Resource Management


With the Thailand 4.0 policy and the development of EEC (eastern economic corridor), the transportation needs of Thailand grow fast. when the high-speed railway Laem Chabang to Map Ta Phut now is been building, it is important to find out what are the impacts it does on the area that the train passing through, because the results will greatly help the government to better manage the human resources of the project and optimize the project effects, and for the investors to doing the optimal decision makings.  This research uses qualitative methodology to probe an expectation of all stakeholders towards the railway construction and operation. the researcher used Transit-oriented development theory to select the area for interviewing the stakeholders to estimate the contribution of the transport factor affecting the surrounding area in several aspects, the results of the research are that the transport factor here refers to the railway will have an influence on labor potential, industrial potential, social and infrastructural potential, market infrastructure potential, investment potential and finance and budget potential of its radiating surrounding area.  The results of this research show that the railway construction and operation have positive influence on regional industrial potential, market infrastructural potential, labor potential and investment potential.


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