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Second runway plan

T HE renovation of the Pochentong International Airport terminal has been completed, while further work at the airport is planned.

Pok Sam Ell, Undersecretary of State for Civil Aviation, said future plans included building a second runway, 3600 meters long and 45 meters wide, to cope with bigger aircraft such as Boeing 747s.

"We believe that in the next five years, Pochentong Airport will become a safe and attractive gateway to our international guests, tourists and also Cambodian people, and will be able to provide services comparable to our neighbors," he said.

The airport's new international terminal, renovated at a cost of $2.5 million, was formally reopened by Queen Norodom Monineath on her recent trip to the Kingdom.

The Queen said the renovation was a great achievement for the Cambodian government, and would help it achieve its aim of increasing tourism.

- By Mang Channo



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