Thai PM presides over Betong International Airport opening ceremony this morning

PHOTO: Thai News Agency

Yala –

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O’Cha was onboard on the maiden flight to Betong International Airport to preside over the opening ceremony of Betong International Airport this morning, March 14th.

The Prime Minister and his delegation departed from Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, with Nok Air flight DD6260 to the new southern international airport at 10:00 AM.

Upon arrival, the Prime Minister would preside over the opening ceremony at 12:00 PM. at the passenger terminal of Betong International Airport in Yarom Subdistrict.

PHOTO: Thairath

He then would visit the Yala’s OTOP exhibition before meeting with representatives of Yala residents and distributing supply bags for local residents who had been affected by the recent floods. He and his delegation were scheduled to return to Bangkok at 4:45 PM. today.

The airport opening aimed to facilitate domestic transportation in the southern provinces and boost tourism for local residents and entrepreneurs in border areas while potentially building commercial cooperation and tourism markets at the international level with neighboring countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.