PM Gen Prayut landed at 8:45am to be welcomed by Phuket Airport Director Monrudee Gettuphan among many other high-ranking Phuket government officials, including Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada.
As PM Prayut made his way through hordes of well-wishers and members of the press, restrained by a scores of security personnel, he stressed the importance of improving land transport systems, including the development of road networks across Phuket, to better serve the ever-growing needs of tourism.
After meeting and greeting tourists at the immigration check-in counters in the Arrivals Hall, PM Prayut at 10am left the airport for Patong, where he is to officiate the Phuket launch of the Startup Thailand 2016 project at the Duangjit Resort & Spa in Patong.
As the Startup Thailand project aims to inspire entrepreneurs to launch their own successful businesses, PM Prayut is to deliver his keynote address titled, “Phuket: From World Class Destination to World Class Smart City & Startup Hub”.
PM Prayut in the afternoon will attend an event to meet with local residents and members of the press at Phuket Rajabhat University (PRU) in Rassada, north of Phuket Town.