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Sihanoukville airport needed to be upgraded, PM says

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Cutting ceremony at Sihanoukville International Airport. Supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Sihanoukville airport had to be upgraded so that it can welcome 3 million tourists a year.

Speaking to about 20,000 garment workers in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district this morning, Mr Hun Sen said that taxi road, departure and arrival terminals along with other facilities in Sihanoukville airport is needed to be upgraded.

Mr Hun Sen said that this year, six million international tourists visited the Kingdom which aimed to attract 12 million visitors in 2025.

He said that due to an increase of international visitors, Cambodia’s three international airports will not be able to accommodate all tourists by 2025.

Mr Hun Sen said that new airports in Siem Reap province and Phnom Penh have to be built to accommodate 12 million visitors in 2025.

He said that VANCI Company, a FRANCE’s VINCI Airport, which owned 70 percent of Cambodia’s three airports, also expressed strong support to build new airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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