PM Backs Plans To Build World’s Tallest Skyscraper in Thailand

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has announced his support for plans to build the world’s tallest building in Thailand following discussions with Arab companies, leveraging their advanced technology.

On Friday, before heading to Phuket, the premier revealed on his X account (previously known as Twitter) that he had meetings with representatives from Chinese and Arab companies, including Broad, Vatone, and EMAAR groups.

Srettha, who also serves as the finance minister, spotlighted the pioneering construction methods of the EMAAR Group, renowned for their role in building Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, presently the tallest building in the world.

He praised the group for its innovative non-concrete building technology, noting, “Plans are underway to utilize this technology to construct the world’s tallest building in Thailand, which will function as an office building, financial center, hotel, and entertainment center.”

Currently, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai soars to 829.8 meters, with the rooftop at 828 meters, maintaining its status as the tallest structure and building worldwide since 2009, surpassing Taipei 101.

The tallest building in Thailand now is Bangkok’s 70-story Magnolias Waterfront Residences Iconsiam, which reaches 318 meters.

EMAAR, the company behind the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, stated that the Thai project will not be developed by the publicly traded company, but by a group of investors.

Srettha, formerly a real-estate mogul before his political career, mentioned that having such an iconic skyscraper would attract numerous visitors, serving as a man-made tourist attraction.

He emphasized the crucial role of private sector investment in boosting the national economy and generating revenue for the populace.

“The promotion of investment from the private sector is a vital factor in stimulating the national economy and creating income for the people,” the prime minister stated.