Project Reference Profiles – Thailand(TH6) Transitioning to Green and Smart City: Case Study of AMATA

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO3 Increased access to sustainable services
Start Date Q1  Jan 1 2018
End Date q1 Dec 31 2019
Funding Source Core
Actual Budget (USD) 68,735
Budget Percentage 94%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 64,505
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 68735
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor)
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
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Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

The project aims to set an example of green industrial town for Thailand by presenting an assessment of green and smart city model and recommendations (“Green and Smart Industrial Estate Model”) for Thailand. As an outcome of the project“net zero carbon” initiative was adopted and being implemented in Amata City Chonburi starting a floating solar project of which generate energy to be utilized for the city. 

The project was undertaken in the collaboration with Amata Corporation PCL, being key contributor to the case study, and one of its most developed industrial estate in Thailand. It was aimed to enhance future green growth projects in the industrial estates in Thailand and internationally, utilizing environmentally conscientious, climate-resilient industrial development. Note that, although the project is directly in collaboration with Amata Corporation (private company), it is indirectly linked with the smart city scheme as Amata has been actively working with the governmental agencies on this issue. 

This project aligns with IO1. Strengthened national, sub-national and local green growth planning, financing and institutional frameworks. 

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: Improved livability of communities. 

Outcome: N/A 

Project Outputs completed in 2019 

i. Green Growth Policies: 

  • 1 Policy assignment: The “Green and Smart Industrial Estate Model” (the final product of this project, was developed based on the collaboration with Amata Corporation PCL, being key contributor to the case study, and one of its most developed industrial estate in Thailand.

ii. Green Investments: 

  • Investment proposal: The recommended green projects for Amata City Chonburi will address key green and smart improvement categories, as well as address the challenges Amata faces within its Chonburi estate and in the surrounding region. Green projects were formulated by coupling the sustainable growth knowledge and experiences of the project team with examples extracted from case studies of other eco-industrial parks worldwide. The relation between impact and costs of recommended projects, based on the study in Thailand, has also been covered. In order to implement these recommended green projects, they should be prioritized based on the multi-criteria evaluations, along with Amata’s visions and goals for development. However, it is expected to advance some of recommended green projects into bankability and experience and knowledge will be shared 

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:  

  • 1 Knowledge product produced: The final product of this project is the “Green and Smart Industrial Estate Model”, which is guidelines not only to introduce innovative, smart, environmentally industrial estate model but also to transform existing large industrial parks into a sustainable and innovative development. Through a design approach that integrates landscape and industrial ecology planning, the industrial lands will be transformed into a Green and Smart City which will serve as a model of best practices. 

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Nontaya Krairiksh 

Khan Ram-Indra.