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Krabi Airport’s runway to riches, a 941-million-baht taxiway twist


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The Department of Airports (DoA) is pushing forward with a 941-million-baht project to build a parallel taxiway at Krabi Airport. Currently, the project is over 76% complete.

 

DoA Deputy Director-General Wittawas Pakdesontiskul recently inspected the site and attended a meeting to monitor progress.

 

The meeting included representatives from the contractor, Nawarat Patanakarn Public Co. Ltd., along with consultancies We Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd., Intigretade Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd., and Teamwork Consultant Co. Ltd., as well as officials from Krabi Airport.

 

Starting on October 29, 2020, with a budget of 941 million baht, the project had reached 76.7% completion as of yesterday. Upon completion, the airport will be able to handle 24 flights per hour, a significant increase from its current capacity of eight flights per hour, said Wittawas.

 

“I have asked the contractor to speed up the work so it will be finished according to schedule.”

 

The project aims to enhance the airport’s capacity, aligning with government policy to attract more tourists to the country.

 

Additionally, the project seeks to improve fundamental utilities in the transport sector, ensuring comprehensive coverage across the nation. It aims to facilitate seamless connections among various forms of transport, link tourist attractions, and promote development in local areas, reported Bangkok Post.

 

By Sarishti Arora

Picture courtesy of accidental travel writer official website

 

Source: The Thaiger 2024-06-17

 

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Starting on October 29, 2020, with a budget of 941 million baht, the project had reached 76.7% completion as of yesterday.

4 years to build a parallel runway and still only 75% finished

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16 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“I have asked the contractor to speed up the work so it will be finished according to schedule.”

Typically a construction contract establishes a completion date and penalties for failure. So contractor should just be "reminded" to finish according to its contract. And it's possible that "asking" the contractor to speed up may actually obligate the agency to pay for the speed up. 

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