AKP Phnom Penh, March 28, 2023 —
Construction of the Angkor Siem Reap International Airport is now 90 percent complete as the construction firm is accelerating its work so that official launch can be held as planned in October.
The update was shared during an inspection visit by the Steering Committee for the Construction of Siem Reap Angkor International Airport led by H.E. Tekreth Samrach, Secretary of State at the Council of Ministers, to the construction site on Tuesday.
As of the end of March, the Siem Reap Angkor International Airport project has achieved 90 percent as planned and is ready for a flight trial in May toward its official launch on Oct. 16, 2023, the committee said.
The Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport is located in Tayek commune, Sotr Nikum district, about 51 kilometres from Siem Reap provincial city and 40 kilometres from Angkor Wat Temple.
The construction of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport began in March 2020 by AIAI. The US$880-million worth airport is 4E class which enables it to handle long-haul aircrafts.