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PM Set to Unveil New Airport Following Comprehensive Study

Thailand’s Kalasin province is set to witness a significant transformation with the announcement of plans to construct Sarasin Airport, a move aimed at propelling local tourism, trade, and investment to new heights. Prime Minister and Finance Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed firm backing for this strategic initiative during his recent visit to the region. The proposed airport, named after the two provinces it aims to serve, Kalasin and Maha Sarakham, is expected to bridge the region with enhanced connectivity and economic opportunities.

The decision to explore the feasibility of Sarasin Airport emerged from a broader vision to stimulate economic growth through upgraded infrastructure. Initiated in June 2021 through inclusive public consultations, the project has garnered substantial support from the local community. Beyond fostering connectivity, the envisioned airport is poised to act as a catalyst for tourism promotion, export facilitation, and investment attraction, thereby stimulating the province’s economic landscape.

In addition to addressing infrastructure needs, Prime Minister Srettha’s visit emphasized the government’s commitment to enhancing healthcare services and addressing societal challenges in Kalasin. Efforts to allocate increased funds for healthcare improvement and combat narcotics and household debt underscore the government’s holistic approach towards fostering sustainable development and enhancing residents’ well-being.

Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit echoed the government’s ambition to position Thailand as a regional aviation hub under the “Ignite Thailand, Aviation Hub” vision. Despite the temporary pause on the North Expansion project, the ministry remains focused on accelerating the West Expansion and Suvarnabhumi Airport’s South Terminal projects. Bidding processes for these endeavors are underway, reflecting Thailand’s determination to bolster its aviation infrastructure and global competitiveness.

As Thailand embarks on the ambitious journey to develop Sarasin Airport, the project symbolizes not just a leap towards modernization but also underscores the government’s unwavering dedication to advancing the nation’s economic and social fabric. With the feasibility study underway, Kalasin and its neighboring regions are on the brink of a transformative era, promising new horizons for growth and connectivity.

The commitment and vision demonstrated by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, alongside Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit, underscore the government’s resolve to propel Thailand’s aviation sector forward while addressing the evolving needs of its provinces. The imminent realization of Sarasin Airport stands as a testament to Thailand’s aspirations for sustainable development and regional prosperity.

Gautham Suthakar
Gautham Suthakar
23, born and raised amidst the allure of Penang Island, Malaysia, I'm am an adventurous journalist now set to dive to the dynamic landscape and into the bustling streets of Bangkok, Thailand. With a fervent passion for storytelling and a thirst to offer fresh perspectives, join me as I unravel the rich tapestry of narratives in this vibrant city

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