In a concerted effort to stimulate tourism along the enchanting Andaman coast while bolstering revenue generation from this vital sector, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin embarked on a visit to Phuket and Phang Nga. This high-profile visit aimed to oversee the progress of key transportation infrastructure projects. The Andaman coast, encompassing the provinces of Phang Nga, Phuket, Krabi, and Ranong, holds significant promise for tourism development.
Stretching along the picturesque Andaman coast, a trio of ambitious airport development and construction initiatives is currently underway. These projects include the second phase of the Phuket International Airport Development Project, the expansion of Krabi International Airport, and the construction of the Phang Nga Airport, also known as the Andaman International Airport, situated in the Khok Kloi Subdistrict of Takua Thung District, Phang Nga Province.
Airports of Thailand PLC (AOT) has set forth a clear objective for the establishment of the Andaman International Airport in Phang Nga province, aiming to transform the Andaman coast provinces into bustling air transportation hubs. According to AOT, the comprehensive project is slated to span a seven-year timeline, with three years dedicated to meticulous research and development and four years allotted for construction activities. By the envisioned inauguration year of 2031, the Andaman region anticipates welcoming an additional minimum of 15 million tourists annually.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin underscored the paramount importance of continual progress in Phuket, which stands among the world’s premier tourism destinations. He fervently urged the responsible authorities to remain vigilant in ensuring the safety and well-being of both the local population and visiting tourists.