Transport Minister pushes for final 3.5-kilometre link of Pattaya-Map Ta Phut motorway extension to U-Tapao Airport in Rayong province
By The Nation
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has given the Highways Department until the end of this year to design the 3.5-kilometre stretch to link the Pattaya-Map Ta Phut motorway extension to U-Tapao Airport in Rayong province.
The department must also prepare for land reclamation and construction of the project next year, he added.
The airport is targeting 60 million passengers per year after its pending upgrade to serve the Eastern Economic Corridor.
The motorway link project will reportedly cost around Bt40 million for the study plus Bt4.2 billion for construction.