The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) has handed over the master plan certificate to the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (AIAI), according to a senior official of the SSCA.
SSCA’s Minister Mao Havannal, on Friday had presented the Siem Reap International Airport Master Plan Certificate to Lu Wei, Chairman of the Board of the Siem Reap Angkor International Airport.
Havannal said that the company had started the construction on the new Siem Reap International Airport since March 15, 2020 and is scheduled to be completed on March 14, 2023 with a total time of 36 months.
“For the construction process, the company has cooperated closely with the technical team of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation, focusing on technical equipment and airport design,” he added.
SSCA’s spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha, told Khmer Times that the master plan must be recognised by the SSCA and involved authority in the aviation sector.
He said the master plan is the road map to know how the construction of the airport building is progressing, where and when it is going to built, how many phases, and what is the investment budget for this project.
“It is to help the company and government to know the process which things should be done first and next, in the short, medium and long term,” Chansereyvutha said.
“The important of the master plan is that it has to be recognised by the state or SSCA in terms of technical aspect, and the Council of Ministers will seek the approval from the government to roll out the master plan officially,” he said.
“The implementation of the construction is on fast track basis because the approval of the master plan needs time related to the environment and social impact assessments, as well as technical safety, so that the company can start its primary works such as basement, and earthworks preparation. Then when there is approval on the master plan, the company can finish their first job and start the main job,” he said.