Airport Extension Halted, Talk Of New One Rekindled

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A senior official announced yesterday a halt to plans to expand the Phnom Penh International Airport, and hinted at the construction of a new airport some 30 to 40 kilometres outside of Phnom Penh.  

Yem Nella, director of the economic, social and cultural council, made the announcement at the Por Sen Chey District Hall during a meeting between the Council of Ministers and some of the families that would be affected by an expansion of the existing airport.

“We cannot extend the airport, so the people have no problems, and please don’t worry about it”, he said. “The government will build a new airport,” he added.

However, the senior minister acknowledged he did not know what the location of this new airport might be, and no further details of the projects were disclosed.

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