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Mukdahan airport study
« on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:00 PM »
Mukdahan airport study to cost Bt6 million

The Airports Department will spend Bt6 million to conduct a feasibility study for building an international airport in the northeastern province of Mukdahan.

If built, the new Mukdahan airport would become Thailand’s 30th international airport, said Darun Saengchai, department director-general.

Planning for a feasibility study began after Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith recently visited the province and local people called for an airport, Darun said.

He said Mukdahan has the potential for an international airport, as the province could be developed into a border economic zone with a link to Laos’ Savannakhet city.

The study will be done by a consultant yet to be hired, and completed by March of next year, said Darun.

Two public hearings will be held in Mukdahan, with the first on July 23. The study would select a location for the airport and the length of the runway as well, he said.

If approved by the Cabinet, an environmental study will be carried out and a budget for the airport construction will be sought from the government, Darun said.

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Re: Billions Earmarked For Isaan Airports
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
Billions Earmarked For Isaan Airports

During a visit to the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, the interim cabinet of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha approved spending over 2 billion baht to expand the airport there and endorsed other projects, an aviation official said Tuesday.

After meeting to discuss the social and economic development of the lower northeast region, Daroon Seangchai of the Airports Department said the airport there was one of several airport development projects the cabinet has agreed to support.

A budget of 2.3 billion baht was approved for expanding airport ramps and adding a second passenger terminal to Ubon Ratchathani International Airport. The ramps will be able to accomodate more planes within two years with the second terminal ready by 2024 to increase its capacity to 5 million passengers per year.

Daroon said the cabinet also endorsed upgrades to the Loeng Nok Tha Airport in Yasothon province. A feasibility study will be conducted on turning the army airport there into a commercial airport.

He added that the airport department will compare the potential of Yasothon’s airport to constructing a new one in the neighboring province of Mukdahan. The study is expected to be completed by April.

The Mukdahan airport project could cost up to 4 billion baht, Daroon said, adding that if approved, it would help boost the regional economy by increasing access to Laos’ Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone, which is located just across the Mekong River.

Mukdahan also occupies a strategic point in the East-West Economic Corridor and has the potential to become a gateway into Vietnam, Myanmar and even the South China Sea, Daroon said.

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