31 May 2012
Civil aviation officials from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam gathered here on May 29-30 in the Meeting of Regional Joint Coordinating Committee on Communication, Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management.
Sixty eight (68) civil aviation officials from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam as well as representatives from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB), and relevant institutions attended the meeting, the first of its kind, held at the Office of the Council of Ministers of Cambodia with the support of JICA.
H.E. Chea Aun, Undersecretary of State of Civil Aviation said the meeting is aimed at improving the regional civil aviation to the international standard.
According to H.E. Mao Havannal, Secretary of State of Cambodia’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, the Japanese government has provided assistance to the three countries to study the creation of the master plan of the new CNS/ATM system and to build capacity for the new system from 2011 to 2015.
Up to now, Cambodia has three international airports. The busiest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport with some 1.83 million passengers, following by the Siem Reap International Airport with 1.82 million, and the Preah Sihanouk International Airport has just been operated.