Krabi Airport’s runway to riches, a 941-million-baht taxiway twist

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The Department of Airports (DoA) is pushing forward with a 941-million-baht project to build a parallel taxiway at Krabi Airport. Currently, the project is over 76% complete.

DoA Deputy Director-General Wittawas Pakdesontiskul recently inspected the site and attended a meeting to monitor progress.

The meeting included representatives from the contractor, Nawarat Patanakarn Public Co. Ltd., along with consultancies We Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd., Intigretade Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd., and Teamwork Consultant Co. Ltd., as well as officials from Krabi Airport.

Starting on October 29, 2020, with a budget of 941 million baht, the project had reached 76.7% completion as of yesterday. Upon completion, the airport will be able to handle 24 flights per hour, a significant increase from its current capacity of eight flights per hour, said Wittawas.

“I have asked the contractor to speed up the work so it will be finished according to schedule.”

The project aims to enhance the airport’s capacity, aligning with government policy to attract more tourists to the country.

Additionally, the project seeks to improve fundamental utilities in the transport sector, ensuring comprehensive coverage across the nation. It aims to facilitate seamless connections among various forms of transport, link tourist attractions, and promote development in local areas, reported Bangkok Post.

In related news, PM Srettha’s plans to rename Hua Hin Airport, currently situated in the Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province. Hua Hin Airport is positioned right on the edge of Cha-am district in Phetchaburi. The prime minister noted that the airport is underutilised and requires significant upgrades.

During a recent visit to Hua Hin, Prime Minister Srettha revealed his support for renaming the airport to Phetch-Hua Hin. This strategic move aims to highlight the adjoining province of Phetchaburi and tap into its potential as a tourist hotspot.

The 62 year old Thai prime minister emphasised that such improvements could significantly increase the number of travellers to the famed resort city.

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