It now takes less than a minute to go through the checkpoint. It requires Thai citizens to insert their passport in a reader, have their face NFC CARD by camera and their finger print verified by the database before the gate opens.
Foreigners still need to go through the manned checkpoints, but there was a plan to introduce automated checkpoints for nationalities that have bar coded passports.
Considering the investment in passport reading checkpoints, authorities may differ on whether it is worthwhile to install readers for combo cards. Also the Foreign Ministry will still need to issue passports for travel as smartcard IDs are not universally accepted.
The new smart card IDs are in both Thai and English, but international treaties on travel still require a passport and this is unlikely change as long as visas are required and need to be stamped on to a passport page.
“Immigration departure and arrival cards for Thai citizens could also be phased out, and that would save document printing costs of around Bt20 to Bt30 million a year.”
However that would also require a revision of immigration laws.
AoT estimates 60 million visitors will pass through contactless cards Airport causing congestion as the facility was designed to handle no more than 45 million passengers a year.
A second expansion phase at the airport will cost Bt65 billion. Construction should start next March and be completed in 2016.
Once completed, the second phase will be give the airport an overall annual capacity of 60 million passengers.
It includes a four-level terminal, expansion of the south tunnel, installation of high voltage power and water supply systems, a waste collection system, and a solid waste management system.
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On March 10, 2008, the first ship carrying containers with the RFID CARD,
CSCL-Ningbo, left Shanghai for Savannah, heralding the start of a new era.
Within two years, more and more cargo producers, cargo owners, logistics
providers and port operators from Canada, Russia, Japan, Malaysia and
Indonesia are contacting Shanghai for the use of the tag.
Mr Bao's main concern is the high cost of logistics in China. "The high
cost of logistics has been a bottleneck for the national economic growth in
the mainland and the intelligent container rfid inlay could be the answer to the
problem," he said. "Moreover, the tag could ease security concerns."
The global spread and application of the China tag will not be simple as
container standards are complicated. The new tag must co-exist with other
systems such as e-seals and plate tags. However, some analysts are
optimistic about the combo cards. Given the weight of the Chinese economy,
the scale will tip towards this norm, they say.
"Our goals for the reorganization were twofold
so planners are confident they will keep to the budget,