Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ordered a review of the Suvarnabhumi airport expansion plan to make sure it keeps up with an increase in passenger numbers, Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan said.
Mr Jarupong said the review of the expansion plan will focus on Phase 3 and Phase 4 which may not be up-to-date because the plan was drafted almost a decade ago.
"We need to raise new questions. How many passengers do we expect in the next 8-10 years? Will the estimated number remain at 100 million? Do we need to speed up Phase 3 and Phase 4?" he said. Mr Jarupong said he has instructed the Airports of Thailand (AoT) Plc to hold a workshop on Oct 29 to get input from all agencies concerned, including the airline and tourism industries.
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