Thailand’s first international airshow to be held in Rayong in 2027 cleared to take off by economic panel

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BANGKOK, Feb. 21 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): The government panel tasked with developing the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has approved plans for Thailand’s first international airshow.

The Thailand International Air Show will be held at U-Tapao International Airport in Rayong in 2027 to promote the country as an ASEAN aviation hub and boost the Eastern Economic Corridor.

The event, which is organized by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), has now received the green light from the Eastern Economic Corridor Development Administration Sub-Committee.

The air show aims to showcase Thailand’s aerospace industry and advanced technology sectors to the global market. It will also promote the country as a world-class manufacturer and exporter of aircraft parts.

In 2018, Thailand exported 3,180 aircraft parts and equipment, worth nearly 100 billion baht, according to the Board of Investment.

As part of the Aviation & LOG-IN Week project, a series of EEC events will be held in the lead up to next year’s air show. The TCEB expects the events and spectacle to boost Thailand’s economy by 8.2 billion baht.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday (21 February) that 18,883 new patients tested positive for Covid-19, 162 of whom arrived in Thailand from overseas.

The death toll rose by 32, while 14,914 patients were cured and allowed to leave hospitals.

Cumulative cases in the country since January 1, 2022 stand at 507,763.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 2,731,198 – of which 2,542,145 have recovered, 166,397 are still hospitalized and 22,656 have died. – The Nation Thailand/ANN

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