Srettha off to Phuket to resolve tourism woes


NEWLY-APPOINTED Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin flew to Phuket from Suvarnabhumi Airport early this morning (Aug. 25) to resolve problems hindering the growth of tourism on the island, particularly the expansion of its airport, Amarin TV said.

He was accompanied by Dr. Prommin Lertsuridej, head of Pheu Thai Party’s policy working group,  Mr. Jakkaphong Sangmanee and  Mr. Kanaphot Jomrit, members of of the party’s tourism working group, and MPs Ms. Sudawan Wangsupakijkosol and Mr. Nikorn Somklang.

Mr. Kirati Kitmanawat, president of Airports of Thailand (AOT), was on hand to welcome him and briefed him about tourism services and problems that previously hindered growth of tourism in Phuket.

Upon arrival at Phuket Airport Srettha is scheduled to hold talks with this airport’s management on expanding the facility to accommodate more tourists.

He will then meet private sector entrepreneurs at Ramada Plaza Chao Fah Hotel for talks on strategies to further develop Phuket.

In the evening he will be holding talks with other entrepreneurs and tourists at Phuket Old Town before heading to Bangla road at Patong beach where discussion will focus on obstacles preventing the opening of more entertainment outlets at this popular nightlife spot.


Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin at Suvarnabhumi Airport this morning (Aug. 25) to catch a flight to Phuket. Photos: Amarin TV

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