The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King 80 th Birthday Anniversary, 5th December, B.E. 2550 (2007)
Chaeng Watthana Road, Thungsong-Hong, Laksi, Bangkok 10210
The limited areas of state property cannot answer the burgeoning need of government agencies for office space. Thus, over one million civil servants, especially those in Bangkok, have to work in a cramped and overcrowded environment since there is no room for expansion in central urban areas. Sometime, the same government agencies have to bifurcate, which results in limited workflow, restricted efficiency and incomplete services due to difficulties with internal cooperation and support.
An inadequate budget has made it impossible to buy new plots of land or build new offices and any budget requisition normally takes at least two years which, temporally, is not practical. Many agencies have chosen to lease office space in privately-owned buildings and this costs approximately 1,000 million baht in terms of annual rent.
The Treasury Department opted for an integrated solution under the new dimension of holistic public asset management, which is “the new dimension of state property management”. For this reason, the GCP, an unprecedented, centralized, multi-agency office complex, development in Thailand. The construction of the GCP to host different government agencies was launched on a 297-rai (42 hectares) plot of land on Chaeng Watthana Road, one of Bangkok’s most prosperous areas.