Bangkok: The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) is looking to build a dry port in Bangkok as part of its strategic plan for Ranong Port's expansion
"We expect to ride on the Asean Economic Community by means of rebuilding shipment volumes to and from Ranong Port, as it has high potential to connect with Myanmar and other countries in the BIMSTEC group," said Surapong Rongsirikul, deputy director-general of asset management and business development at PAT. BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.
Surapong said PAT would also upgrade its 1,500 sq m warehouse at Ranong Port to a bonded warehouse. [12/09/14]