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Laem Chabang is located south of Changwat Chonburi, about 120 kms southeast of Bangkok.  The entire project covers about 1,010 hectares of land, 90% of which has already been acquired by the RTG.

The RTG is giving high priority to the development of the Eastern Seaboard Region, which includes Laem Chabang Port Project, as a matter of national policy.  The region consists of the three changwats of Chonburi, Chachoengsao and Rayong which covers an area of 1,328,000 hectares.  This region is scheduled for substantial investment to follow the development of the offshore gas pipeline, which is now on stream.  Contract has been awarded for the construction of a gas separation plant at Map Ta Phut, which will provide gas feedstock for industries including a fertilizer plant and a petrochemical complex.

Various studies on Laem Chabang Port Project had been carried out since 1960.  However, the most detailed ones were the port planning, preliminary engineering and economic feasibility studies conducted in 1972 and updated in 1978 by NEDECO.  These studies were reviewed and updated in 1982 by Louis Berger International Inc.

The Eastern Seaboard Development Committee of the Government of Thailand has appointed the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) as the Implementing Agency for the development of the Laem Chabang Port Project.  The trade of the port will be break bulk, containerised general cargo and bulk agricultural products.

Detailed Description of Actual Services provided :

Consulting services include review of relevant studies and reports; collection of existing data; topographic survey; bathymetric survey; geotechnical investigation; selection of quarry site; hydrographic, oceanographic and ecological surveys; mathematical modelling of irregular wave action; simulation of the manoeuvers of the largest ships expected; simulation of littoral drift; physical hydraulic model tests; establishment of design criteria; preparation of general layout; alternative studies of the major port elements such as breakwater, terminals, general cargo berths or multi-purpose berths, shipyard, dredging and fill; development schedule for the port project; preliminary design and report; detailed designs of port facilities and structures; drainage and flood control system; land usage; port and marine facilities; marine operation equipment; transportation; offices and buildings; utilities; material list; cost estimate; specifications; availability of local materials; construction method; construction schedule; tender documents; pre-qualification of contractors; final report; implementation program report; integrated assessment of environmental conditions; monitoring of ecological parameters; environmental impact settings; environment impact prediction and assessment; development of environmental impact assessment; preparation of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE); preparation of Environment Impact Statement (EIS).