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.
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,
office complex, development in Thailand. The construction of the GCP to host different
government agencies was launched on a 297-rai (42
of land on Chaeng Watthana Road, one of Bangkok’s most prosperous areas.