New International Airport for Phnom Penh

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Re: New International Airport for Phnom Penh

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:10 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:A new airport will not be built in Kampong Speu, the PM announced yesterday. As an expert on airport planning, he has decided that the terrain is not suitable. Meanwhile the governor of Kampong Speu has resigned himself to not being famous.
Prime Minister HE yesterday nixed a proposal to build an airport in Kampong Speu, saying he disagreed with the idea, the province’s governor said yesterday.

The premier took the decision at a meeting with provincial officials yesterday, said Kampong Speu governor Vei Samnang. Samnang said he shared the proposal – which he said had been made by Vinci Airports – with HE, who rejected it, citing the mountainous nature of the province, which would make it difficult to land aircraft.

“Prime Minister HE said that those who did the study about the airport plan were not right, so there is no plan to build the airport now,” he said.

While the national government was unaware of the plan, Samnang said Vinci Airports held a meeting with provincial authorities in June floating the proposal, while at the same also looking at five other provinces to build an airport.

“I just wanted my province to be famous,” Samnang said. “That is why I wanted to have the airport here.”... ... -tells-gov
The governor should rather worry about his province sharing the fame of his deputy : ... -of-theft/
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Re: New International Airport for Phnom Penh

Post by willyhilly » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:19 pm

They are still renovating the old one which looks pretty good to me. Projections of vast numbers of new tourists are bollocks. They will stick with the existing one for sure.
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