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New International Airport To Be Built in Siem Reap

Posted Date: Wednesday, 19-Sep-2012

Cambodia is going to build a new international airport in Sotr Nikum district, some 45 kilometers from Siem Reap provincial town with a US$1-billion joint investment between Camco Airport Co., Ltd. and Lees A & A Co., Ltds from South Korea.

The construction will begin at the end of this year or in early 2013 and it is expected to complete by 2018 or 2019, H.E. Tek Reth Samrech, Secretary of State at the Office of the Council of Ministers told a local media recently.

Once finished, the new international airport will be able to welcome all kinds of large airplanes, he said.

According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, in the first seven months of 2012, the Siem Reap International Airport received totally 573,941 passengers, an increase by 24 percent if compared to the same period in the previous year.

Sourced: AKP

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