By The Nation
Listed property firm Origin Property Plc, an end-to-end developer, has teamed up with public and private partners in the creation of “Origin Smart City Rayong”- a mixed-use community project of Smart tech and Smart Eco under the concept of “Beyond A Living Platform”.
The Bt10-billion project, featuring the highest condominium in Rayong, will become a new lifestyle hub and landmark in inhe province, the company said, adding that it will launch a series of pre-sales from September 28 onward with unit prices starting at Bt1.29 million.
Insee Kerdmanee, Deputy Governor of Rayong Province, said the development of smart cities is part of the national agenda and a priority of the administration.
The government is keen on adopting smart technology and innovation to enhance the efficiency in city management, distribute prosperity across the nation and to boost the quality of life.
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) - covering Rayong, Chonburi and Chacheongsao is a pilot project and the first phase of the government’s Smart City Plan. It involves several government agencies such as the Digital Economic Promotion Agency (DEPA) and Smart City Thailand Office.
“Under the roadmap, the government will set up 100 smart cities nationwide by 2022. The private sector is allowed to submit their existing projects and projects still under development, in applying for a Smart City Symbol, to the steering committee. Origin Property has kicked off development of the smart city project in Rayong, a prototype for the province. This project will turn the government’s policy into reality and a new landmark in the EEC,” said Insee.
Peerapong Jaroon-ek, Chief Executive Officer of Origin Property Plc (ORI), said the company was determined in developing the Origin Smart City Rayong as a prototype project. It is located on 24 rais of land at the corner of Nernsamlee intersection, Sukhumvit Road, Rayong. The province has the potential to become a new central business district , he added.
Co-developers of the project, which will lead to a new liftstyle under the “Beyond A Living Platform” concept, include the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), True Corporation Plc, KasikornBank (KBank), Cotto and Class Cafe.
“PEA will facilitate Smart Eco to ensure efficiency and sustainability in energy management. True Corporation will support Smart Tech by setting up a network infrastructure for 5G while Class Cafe plans a major outlet and a 24-hour co-working space.
To create a new lifestyle hub in Rayong, we will turn this place into a smart city prototype which will meet all living and lifestyle demands as well as fulfilling the potential of the province.
The project will also embrace renewable energy, Peerapong said.
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