B1.45bn earmarked for Mae Sot airport expansion

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Infrastructure improvement is necessary for Mae Sot as the town is designated as a special economic zone to support border trade and investment. (Bangkok Post file photo)

TAK – The Department of Civil Aviation will spend at least 1.45 billion baht to upgrade Mae Sot airport into an international gateway over the next four years, in line with the regional liberalisation under the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Terdkiat Chinsoranan, mayor of Nakhon Mae Sot municipality, said the expansion aimed to serve potentially more traffic when Mae Sot became the economic hub for border trade and investment. The district was designated as a special economic zone.

The 1.45-billion-baht expansion plans for fiscal 2016-19 include the construction of a new passenger building, as well as improvements of the runway, taxiway and parking bay.

For fiscal 2014, the department received 98 million baht for the purchase and expropriation of 306 rai of land.

The department has already agreed to spend 96.17 million baht to acquire 113 rai and will buy an additional 193 rai in the future.


Source: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/676632/b1-45bn-earmarked-for-mae-sot-airport-expansion