“Origin Property” Join Forces With Public-Private Sectors To Launch “Origin Smart City Rayong” The Country’s First Smart City With The Highest Condo In Rayong

The Thai government and the public sector move forward their smart city roadmap to have 100 smart cities around the country.

Meanwhile, Origin Property Plc joins forces with the public sector and leading private companies to create an “Origin Smart City Rayong” mixed-use project with Smart Tech, Smart Eco and Smart Community under the “Beyond A Living Platform” concept. It expects this 10-billion-baht Smart City project, including the highest condominium in Rayong, will become a new lifestyle hub and landmark in the province. The company plans to consecutively launch the projects pre-sales from Sept 28 onwards, starting at 1.29 million baht.

Mr.Insee Kerdmanee, Deputy Governor of the Rayong Province, said that Smart City is the national agenda that the government gives the importance and pushes forward seriously. The government is keen on adopting technology and innovation to enhance the efficiency in city management smartly, to distribute the prosperity to all the regions and to generate a good quality of life for people. The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), including Rayong, Chonburi, and Chachoengsao, is the pilot area in the first phase of the government’s Smart City Plan, joined by several agencies including Digital Economic Promotion Agency (DEPA) and Smart City Thailand Office.

“Under the Smart City’s roadmap, the government plans to set up 100 Smart Cities nationwide by 2022. This year the government allows the private sector to submit their existing projects and under development projects to get Smart City Symbol with the Steering Committee. It is pleasing that Origin Property, one of the leading property developers in Thailand, has kicked off the Origin Smart City Rayong project to be the Smart City prototype in Rayong. This project turns the government’s policy into reality and also builds a new landmark in the EEC,” said Mr. Insee.

Mr. Peerapong Jaroon-ek, Chief Executive Officer of Origin Property Plc (ORI), an end-to-end property developer said that the company has a strong will to develop Origin Smart City Rayong Project to prototype Smart City on the land of 24 rais on the corner of Nernsamlee intersection, Sukhumvit Road, Rayong, due to the province’s potential to become a New CBD.

It has coordinated with several parties from both public and private sectors including Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA), True Corporation Plc, KasikornBank (KBank), Cotto and CLASS CAFÉ to co-develop this mixed-use project worth over 10 billion baht, which will transform the lifestyle to the futuristic society under the “Beyond A Living Platform” concept.

“PEA will support Smart Eco to ensure the efficiency and sustainability of energy management. True Corporation will support Smart Tech by setting up the network infrastructure to support 5G. CLASS CAFÉ will build up Smart Community featuring its cafe and 24hrs co-working space. In order to create a new lifestyle hub in Rayong, we and our partners will together turn this place into the Smart City prototype, responding to all dimensions of living and lifestyles, fulfilling the potential of the province, and meet the government policy. The project will also worthily manage the renewable energy including solar energy, enhancing the quality of life, and becoming a New CBD of Rayong,” said Mr.Peerapong.

Mr.Aruch Changthong, Managing Director of EEC business, Origin Property Plc, said that the development plan of Origin Smart City Rayong is worth more than 10 billion baht. The project consists of the tallest condominium in Rayong, a community mall, premium supermarkets, well-known coffee cafes like CLASS CAFÉ, Co-Working Space and Holiday Inn Express by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) to support the modern lifestyle and cashless society.

In the second half of 2019, it will start to develop 1,234 residential units with Home Automation and Intelligence Facility, worth over 2.3 billion baht in total.

The residential projects comprise of 1. Kensington Rayong, four 8 stories low-rise buildings with 697 units.

There are two types of rooms: one-bedroom unit and one-bedroom plus unit (23.20-36.90 SQ.M.) The project’s construction is set to start in Q4/2019 and complete in Q4/2020.

2. Notting Hill Rayong, the 33 stories high-rise and highest building in Rayong containing 537 units.

The residents will enjoy 360-degree panorama including Rayong City View and Sea View with more premium amenities and facilities provided. There are two types of rooms: one-bedroom unit and one-bedroom plus unit (22.50-34.80 SQ.M.) Special! Smart Mirror for Exclusive Room. The project is scheduled to start the construction in Q4/2019 and complete in Q4/2021.

Both projects, starting from 1.29 million baht, will open for pre-sale on September 28.

“Apart from facility in their own places, the residents will also benefit from the common spaces of the mixed-use projects, consisting of Smart Tech, Smart Eco, and Smart Community that match the lifestyles 5.0, for example, Smart Shelter, an intelligent station that produces electricity through solar cell, Smart Screen, a device for checking the traffic on the road, temperature, the weather and PM 2.5 dust level, and a Bike&Scooter Sharing Station. We believe the project will offer a futuristic lifestyle that meets the growing demand from the EEC. Afterward, we will further develop other parts of Origin Smart City Rayong,” said Mr.Aruch.

Considering EEC as a potential location, Origin Property Plc has developed the projects in EEC including Rayong with the blue ocean strategy by focusing on local demand and being the first mover in the new markets. With this strategy,

it was successful with Origin District Laem Chabang-Siracha in Chonburi province before.