Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 13 – The Royal Government of Cambodia decided to relocate a new airport investment in Koh Kong province’s Khemarak Phoumin city to Mondul Seima district, according to the Council of Ministers’ letter addressed relevant ministries, which Fresh News received on 13 January 2020.

Sin Chanserey Vutha, spokesperson of the Civil Aviation, said Cambodia’s Aviation is conducting studies to ensure that flights will not violate Thailand's sovereignty.

The USD 40 million airport in Koh Kong is a joint venture of Ly Yong Phat Company and Bangkok Airway to rehabilitate the former Koh Kong provincial airport on the plot of 400-600 hectares.

The spokesperson that the renovation might take three to five years to complete.

Chanserey Vutha also informed that another new airport in Koh Kong, the USD 350 million Dara Sakor International Airport invested by Union Development Group, is expected to complete by 2020 and scheduled to operate in 2021.

Cambodia has three international airports – Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville. The Royal Government of Cambodia planned to develop and upgrade six airports, including one new airport in Phnom Penh, two in Koh Kong, one new airport Siem Reap, one in Banteay Meanchey, and another one in the northeastern of Cambodia, which might be Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, or Ratanakiri, according to the spokesman.