Phnom Penh International Airport’s Runway Fully Renovated
AKP Phnom Penh, November 16, 2018 --
The renovation of Phnom Penh International Airport's 3,000-metre runway has been fully completed and a ceremony was held yesterday to celebrate the completion, according to a press release of the Cambodia Airports.
Despite operational and logistics challenges as the runway had remained open throughout the works, the project delivered in a record-time of seven months. Well-trained and experienced teams carried-out the works during night time and took advantage of 6 hour windows to lay asphalt on 150-metre portions in average every night.
Benefits of this airside infrastructure are multi-faceted, including increase of the runway safety and improvement of its comfort for aircraft landings and take-offs, new line marking, new blast protection and shoulders overlay, upgrade of the aeronautical ground lighting and use of LED lights to minimise carbon emission.
The US$12-million full renovation is part of a continuous investment programme for the airport development, which started four years ago with the extension and overhauling of the terminal, the car park system modernisation and new services introduction such as multi-language signage and information digital screens, new website and phone apps, and the diversification of commercial and Food & Beverage offerings.
Mr. Éric DELOBEL, CEO of Cambodia Airports, said investing in major project like this extensive renovation is a vote of confidence.
“Phnom Penh International Airport is equipped with a runway system that can accommodate traffics in the next 10-15 years. We are fully confident in the country’s growth momentum, especially with visitors who will keep on flowing in. To handle them now and in coming decades, our company is investing in facilities, services and our human resources,” he added.
By Khan Sophirom