Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 6 – Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport construction has achieved about 86 percent and is scheduled for a test operation in June, while an official inauguration in October 2023.

Liu Minglin, vice chairman of the board of directors of Yunnan Investment Group Co., Ltd., the developer of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport, spoke during a courtesy call on Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen on Monday (Mar 6) at the Peace Palace.

During the meeting, Liu Minglin briefed the premier the progress of airport construction, the commitment to attract more tourists and investors, and expressed his interest to invest in green energy in Siem Reap.

For his part, the premier expressed his satisfaction with the construction progress of Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport.

Samdech encouraged the company to speed up the works and ensure that the construction is in accordance with technical standards before operation.

Samdech mentioned that airport plays a crucial role in connecting air routes. He welcomed the company's intention to promote flights to Siem Reap, and attract investors to Cambodia.

Samdech told the company to consider producing solar panels in the kingdom for domestic consumption and exports to other countries.

Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport began construction on 15 March 2020 with a capital investment of about USD 880 million. It is a 4E-level international airport with a 3,600-meter runway that can accommodate the landing of all kinds of aircrafts.