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The authorities will rework Betong right into a mannequin metropolis for tourism and cross-border buying and selling within the South, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-O-Cha stated after he opened Betong International Airport in Yala province on Monday (March 14).
Prayut and Cabinet members arrived from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport on the primary industrial flight to land at Betong, operated by Nok Air.
The airport opened to constitution flights on Jan 29.
The PM then presided over the opening ceremony of Thailand’s latest industrial airport in Yala’s Yarom subdistrict. The new airport is supplied with a 1,800-metre runway that will probably be utilized by turboprop ATR-72s and Bombardier Q-400s.
“I know Betong district well from my time as Army chief [from 2010-2014],” stated Prayut in his inauguration speech.
“I hope to see Betong International Airport become a new tourism landmark and a hub for cross border-trading in the southern region, connecting the three provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, as well as the two neighbouring countries of Malaysia and Singapore.”
The PM pledged that the federal government would develop infrastructure in Betong metropolis to draw future funding in addition to international vacationers whereas preserving the pure magnificence, tradition and distinctive traditions of native communities.
He additionally stated the federal government was secure and dedicated to driving the nation ahead.
The ruling coalition has suffered rifts this 12 months which have resulted within the collapse of Parliament conferences as a result of boycotts by its members. Reports point out that Prayut will name a snap election early subsequent 12 months.
“The authorities will hearken to all members of Parliament irrespective of which social gathering they’re from, Prayut continued, saying that the precedence for the sake of the nation was to unravel issues individuals are dealing with.
He stated the Public Health Ministry had confirmed it had sufficient Covid-19 vaccine for folks in Yala and different southern provinces. Prayut added that he would proceed to work with the ministry amid the pandemic regardless that he and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul are from totally different events.
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