Don Mueang Airport seen as potential export hub for Thai products

The Commerce Ministry is poised to discuss with the Transport Ministry about the possibility of using Don Mueang Airport as a distribution center for export products.

With an aim to facilitate small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the export sector, Deputy Commerce Minister Alongkorn Ponlaboot disclosed that the Ministry is conducting a feasibility study on the utilization of Don Mueang Airport’s Terminals 1 and 2 as a major distribution center for Thai export goods. The Commerce Ministry’s advisory team has been assigned to put together a report on the matter within 2 weeks before the meeting with the Transport Ministry is held.

Since Suvarnabhumi International Airport commenced its services in 2006, Don Mueang Airport has been operating only domestic flights. Two airlines, namely Nok Air and One-Two-GO Airlines, are still using the facilities today.

Regarding the China City Complex to be constructed on Bang Na-Trat Road in Bangkok, Mr Alongkorn said the Ministry would meet with the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Chamber of Commerce to exchange opinions on the project’s impacts on Thai businesses and formulate suitable measures if needed. According to the Deputy Minister, Thailand and China will hold shares at the ratio of 51:49 in compliance with the Foreign Investment Law while Thai investors are guaranteed to enjoy lucrative gains from the project.


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