Thai Prime Minister Arrives in Phuket to Follow up on Major Transportation Projects

Phuket –

The Thai Prime Srettha Thavisin arrived in Phuket on Friday (September 29th) to follow up on the development of airports in the Andaman provinces and major transportation projects in Phuket.

Government Spokesman Chai Watcharong told the press;

The development of airports in the Andaman coast are:

  1. The development project of the Phuket International Airport Phase 2 expansion with a 5.8 billion baht budget.
  2. The development project of the Krabi International Airport with a 2.7 billion baht budget.
  3. The construction project of the Phang Nga International Airport or the Andaman International Airport with an 80 billion baht budget.

Major transportation projects are:

  1. Special road construction projects are the Patong Tunnel at 3.98 kilometers and the Mueang Mai – Koh Kaew- Kathu Expressway at 30.26 kilometers.
  2. Main road development projects.

PM Srettha noted, “Phuket is a model province to boost the economy with its unique offerings. Phuket is connecting cluster provinces (Phang Nga and Krabi). Travelers to Phuket are also often heading to those destinations. Phuket is one of the world’s top tourism cities which must not stop to develop and expand.”

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.