Thailand’s public research university, Thammasat, is collaborating with state and private players to create a ‘Medical Valley’ in Pattaya under the Eastern Economic Corridor for the medical hub scheme (EECmd). One notable partner is the Japan-based Denso Corporation, a global auto component manufacturer.
Projects under the EECmd include a medical center, a smart city, and a smart campus which will be located on Thammasat University’s Pattaya campus. The initiative aims at supporting digital innovations for the healthcare and wellness sectors. EECmd is seeking cooperation opportunities with startups, as well as local and foreign investors who want to invest in healthcare technology and digital hospitals.
Thammasat University has started building a hospital with 300 beds in the EEC area, with construction expected to be completed around 2023-24. Other facilities will include a residential zone and a sports complex. The university is considering cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Chicago, and private hospital associations in Thailand to investment in the EECmd.
(Source: Bangkok Post)