The non-public sector might be invited to bid for a contract to construct a brand new 25-billion-baht airport in Nakhon Pathom province, west of Bangkok.
Deputy Transport Minister Thaworn Senneam stated on Tuesday that the calls for of air transport maintain rising yearly, notably non-public jets – with about 2,000 now working in Thailand – and constitution flights.
Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports have been already congested. The Division of Airports had performed a research on constructing a brand new airport in Nakhon Pathom, at a value round 25.45 billion baht, to take the strain off the primary airports and supply added comfort for travellers.
He was talking at a seminar to sound out curiosity in constructing the brand new airport.
Mr Thaworn stated the airport would require expropriation of about 300 blocks of land, affecting about 200 homes. Residents had already protested towards the deliberate airport.
The deputy transport minister stated remedial measures could be wanted for the affected households.
He stated the airport could be constructed on about three,500 rai of land in Nakhon Pathom. The positioning was chosen after about 10 places have been surveyed for suitability.
The non-public sector could be invited to collectively put money into the airport, the deputy minister stated. The undertaking research could be accomplished and submitted to the transport minister in mid-2020
If all procedures went easily – together with the Environmental Affect Evaluation, acquisition of land and efforts to carry native folks onside – the airport plan may very well be forwarded to cupboard for approval in 2021 and development start in 2023. It will take three years to finish, with the deliberate opening in 2026, Mr Thaworn stated.
Jarun Meesomboon, deputy director-general of the Division of Airports, stated the brand new airport was anticipated to deal with about 30 million passengers a yr.
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