We have read your article "Siem Reap and Poipet marked for new airports"
published the 10th of September 2004.
We are surprised by its content and the inaccuracy of various statements, which seems
to reveal lack of investigation and appropriate information. For instance, you state
that "Under this contract with Cambodia Airport Management Services (CAMS),
the French operating partner Societe Concessionnaire de l'Aeroport (SCA) agreed not
to operate any other location for 10 years from 1995..."
We would be interested to know your sources that support this statement. For your
information, Societe Concessionnaire de l'Aeroport is the company who signed in 1995
the B.O.T. contract with the Royal Government of Cambodia and not CAMS. In addition
the contract does not include any such clause preventing SCA to operate any other
Should you need additional clarification or information, please contact us directly
on the address mentioned above.
Chief Executive Officer
Societe Concessionnaire de l'Aeroport
(The information came from an interview with the Secretary of State for Civil Aviation.
We apologise for any errors of interpretation. - Editor)