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CDC greenlights new airport for Siem Reap, project awaits PM’s approval

The Council for the Development of Cambodia has endorsed the construction of a new airport for Siem Reap.

Believing that a bigger airport could increase Siem Reap’s tourism draw, the CDC has given its seal of approval to the proposal to construct a $1 billion dollar build-own-operate airport. The proposal was submitted by NSIA Company, a joint venture between Camco Airport Co. and Lees A&A Co, both Korean firms.

The project, which would result in a new airport located 60 km from Siem Reap town, was hailed by the CDC and State Secretariat of Civil Aviation as a platform for new jobs and enhanced economic growth. It now awaits approval by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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