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U-Tapao Airport Near Pattaya, Thailand Signs MOU with HKIA Consultancy

(09/03/23)  U-Tapao International Aviation (UTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with HKIA Consultancy to collaborate on the U-Tapao International Airport (UTP) and Eastern Airport City Development Project near Pattaya, Thailand.

HKIA Consultancy will advise UTA on matters related to airport planning, operations, smart technology and commercial development.

During a visit to Thailand led by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR last November, Jack So, Chairman of Airport Authority of Hong Kong (AAHK), met the BTS Group and started the dialogue on cooperation.

U-Tapao International Aviation signs MOU with HKIA Consultancy. Click to enlarge.
U-Tapao International Aviation signs MOU with HKIA Consultancy

Mr So invited the BTS Group to visit HKIA last December to follow up on the discussion which led to the signing of the MOU in Bangkok.

Witnessed by Mr So and Keeree Kanjanapas, Executive Chairman of UTA, the MOU was signed by Simon Li, Project Director of HKIA Consultancy, Kavin Kanjanapas, Director of UTA and Pradit Theekakul, Director of UTA in Bangkok.

Khun Keeree Kanjanapas, said, The cooperation with Hong Kong International Airport is part of the U-Tapao International Airport development plan to become a standardised and quality airport, according to international principles. This will be achieved by Hong Kong airports sharing of knowledge and experience in management and technology with UTA, as well as serving as a consultant for various projects which operate under the MoU agreement, so that UTA can develop U-Tapao International Airport for sustainable growth.

Hong Kong International Airport is regarded as one of the world's best airports. As such, HKIA Consultancy is an ideal partner to provide professional services on subjects relating to airport planning, operations and development, as it has to many airports in the region.

It is our honour to be involved in this important project in Thailand by sharing our experience and expertise in airport management and commercial developments, said Mr So.

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