Transport infrastructure and facilities

Airports and air travel

Construction of new Phnom Penh airport on schedule

Construction of a new airport that will serve Phnom Penh is on track and could be completed as early as 2023, the developer said. Pung Kheav Se, chairman of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), the company behind the project, said they are now building ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667677/construction-of-new-phnom-penh-airport-on-schedule/

Phnom Penh Int’l Airport wins award as passenger traffic soars

The Phnom Penh International Airport has been awarded Best Asia Pacific Regional Airport 2019 for its sustained high growth in passenger traffic in recent years. The award was presented by the Capa Centre for Aviation (Capa) – a world-leading and trusted organisation that provides market intelligence ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/phnom-penh-intl-airport-wins-award-passenger-traffic-soars

Koh Kong airport to be ready in three years

The Dara Sakor International Airport, which is now being built in the southwestern province of Koh Kong, will be ready in the next three years, according to the Minister of Aviation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659037/koh-kong-airport-to-be-ready-in-three-years/

Farmers and workers carry on as Chinese transplants drive up land prices

The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight. That’s because a massive runway stretching approximately 3,200 meters appeared suddenly at a resort being developed by a Chinese company in this otherwise out-of-the-way province, about a ...

Tomoya Onishi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Cambodia-s-China-built-runway-irks-US-but-locals-have-other-concerns

Authorities to compensate families over airport expansion

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation yesterday said it will continue to address the issue of compensation for the remaining seven families whose land is impacted by the expansion of Preah Sihanouk International Airport. It has already resolved the issue with 250 other affected families. The ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50655171/authorities-to-compensate-families-over-airport-expansion/

Ministry seeks to reduce red tape at airports, borders

The Ministry of Tourism said it is working with the relevant bodies to reduce red tape at airports and international border checkpoints. The ministry said the move aimed to ease transit, especially for international tourists, by removing unnecessary and complicated formalities. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeks-reduce-red-tape-airports-borders

Land earmarked for Mondulkiri’s new airport

A plot of land consisting of 300 hectares and located in O’Raing district has been chosen by local authorities for the development of a domestic airport, said Sin Chanserey Vutha, spokesman for SSCA. This plot will now be submitted to the government for approval. If ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620571/land-earmarked-for-mondulkiris-new-airport/

Mondulkiri families concerned for land as airport work begins

Several families in O’Raing district’s Sen Monorom commune in Mondulkiri province express concern that they will lose their plantation and community burial land after seeing machinery arrive to excavate soil for the construction of an airport. They say the excavation is taking place in a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-families-concerned-land-airport-work-begins

Cambodia, Nepal Discuss Direct Flights, Opening Embassies

Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation, a government spokesperson said. Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli is on an official three-day visit ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-nepal-discuss-direct-flights-opening-embassies/4919009.html

New airport study set for 2019

A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-airport-study-set-2019

Airport committee set to suspend land deals

The committee on the new Phnom Penh international airport project development said on Thursday that it will temporarily suspend land business in sensitive areas that could hinder the new airport’s development project. Real estate sector insiders said the move will help solve the issues easily ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/airport-committee-set-suspend-land-deals

Airport annex may displace villagers

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Yun Min has informed 62 families living in the vicinity of the province’s Kang Keng airport about a potential relocation as the government plans to expand it. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/airport-annex-may-displace-villagers

Poipet Airport project resumes in Cambodia

The Poipet Airport development project, which had been abandoned for more than 10 years, will resume construction in 2020 as the city welcomes more Chinese, say provincial authorities. Hotel and casino investment firm Holiday Palace began construction of the airport in 2007 and had already ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/poipet-resumes-airport-project

Airport in Sihanoukville gets a major facelift

Sihanoukville International Airport is set to see higher passenger arrivals, thanks to the refurbishment of its passenger terminal, Cambodia Airports announced. In a press release on Wednesday, the operator of the Kingdom’s three airports said the refurbishment is in preparation for an increasing number of ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/airport-sihanoukville-gets-major-facelift

New airline about to take off

Cambodia Airways, a locally owned airline with $200 million paid-up capital, will launch operations in the next few weeks, operating local and international routes, particularly to destinations in China, according to a representative of the Secretariat of State Civil Aviation.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503667/new-airline-about-to-take-off/

Money discussed for families set to be displaced by new Kandal airport

Officials are negotiating cash compensation for hundreds of villagers in Kandal province who will likely be displaced to make way for a massive airport project. Villagers and officials met at Kandal Stung District Hall yesterday to discuss the land dispute, one of several that have ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/money-discussed-families-set-be-displaced-new-kandal-airport

Prime minister confirms construction of new airports

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that the kingdom will soon be serviced by two new international airports, confirming the construction of new airfields in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Mr Hun Sen’s announcement comes days after the Council of Ministers formally approved on Friday ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102797/prime-minister-confirms-construction-of-new-airports/

Government plans one of world’s biggest airports in Kandal

The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in Kandal province, though key actors have yet to work out the details and one economist noted yesterday that the current proposal may be short-sighted. ...

Hor Kimsay and Brendan O’Byrne
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-plans-one-worlds-biggest-airports-kandal

Chinese PM wraps up Cambodia visit, promising huge aid package

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has announced a series of large aid packages to Cambodia at the end of his first visit to the country this week as Cambodia turns further away from Western donors. A total of 19 agreements were signed to fund large-scale ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/chinese-pm-wraps-up-cambodia-visit-promising-huge-aid-package/4203509.html

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