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The construction of Phase 1 of the USD 1.5-billion new Phnom Penh Airport was 40 percent complete as of May and proceeding as planned in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities said. The new airport will be in Kandal Province, about 20 kilometers south of capital Phnom Penh, near the town of Takhmao, and is planned to start operations in 2023. In the first phase, a 4000-meter (13,123-foot) runway will be constructed, which will be able to handle aircraft up to Airbus A380 size. The terminal will be capable of handling 13-15 million passengers a year. After that, the airport can be expanded to cope with 30 million passengers by 2030, and up to 50 million passengers by 2050, by which time the airport will boast four runways. The project is run by Cambodia Airport Investment, a joint venture between the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC), a conglomerate owned by businessman Oknha Pung Kheav and the government’s State Secretariat of Civil Aviation. About USD 1.1 billion of the total investment for the airport will come from China Development Bank and USD 280 million from the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation. Cambodia Airport Investment chose the Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) to design and build the airfield works. Other companies involved in the scheme are China State Construction Engineering, which is building the terminal, and Foster + Partners which was chosen to produce the design. “We are aware that the pandemic has disrupted many projects and the economy, but the construction of the airport in Kandal province and other airport projects in the country have been on schedule,” State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA) spokesman Sin Chansereyvutha said. Earlier this year, the OCIC announced its project to build 21-kilometre (13-mile) of flyovers connecting the new airport and the center of Phnom Penh. The flyover project will cost around USD 400 million and construction of its first phase will begin next year. #1149.4