To increase connectivity and give domestic and foreign visitors more travel options, Thailand’s Department of Airports (DOA) plans to invest THB 50 billion ($1.46 billion) in the construction of seven new regional airports across the nation. The construction of the airports will take place in less well-known provinces where the pandemic had previously caused delays.
The new airports are situated in the provinces of Nakhon Pathom, Bueng Khan, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Phayao, Phatthalung, and Satun, according to DOA. The largest of these, Nakhon Pathom Airport, will cost THB 25 billion and is constructed on 3,500 rai of land (560 hectares). At a cost of THB 4.1 billion, Satun Airport will be built on a site measuring 2,797 rai (447 hectares).
Construction is anticipated to start soon once the majority of the new airport projects’ feasibility studies were finished. the following new airports:
1. The Nakhon Pathom Airport project will cost 25 billion baht to complete and will take up 3,500 rai of land. (560ha). The feasibility studies are already finished, and building will soon get started.
2. The Bueng Kan Airport project will cost 1 billion baht and take up less than 2,500 rai of land. (400ha). Since the airport could be operational by 2027 and construction is anticipated to start in 2025, the feasibility studies for the project have been completed.
3. Mukdahan Airport: 5 billion baht is intended to be spent on roughly 2,000 rai of land. (320ha). The airport is anticipated to open for service in 2027, with development now proceeding on the runway and passenger terminals.
4. Satun Airport: Satun Airport is slated to cost 4.1 billion baht to build and will span 2,797 rai of land. (447ha). According to the concept, building would begin in 2026, and it might be operational by 2028.
5. 2 billion baht may be spent on Kalasin Airport.
6. Phayao Airport is considering investing 4 billion baht.
7. Three billion baht could be spent at Phatthalung Airport.
These investments are a component of Thailand’s strategy to develop its aviation sector, infrastructure, and assist local economic development. Thailand now has 72 airports that serve 77 cities and provinces.
As Thailand works to recover from the effects of the epidemic, the building of seven new regional airports is anticipated to have a substantial positive impact on the tourism sector of the nation.
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Source: Construction & Property