Malacca airport status to be decided by year-end

 |Oct 9, 2016
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the government would decide on whether to upgrade the existing Malacca airport or build a new one by year end.
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the government would decide on whether to upgrade the existing Malacca airport or build a new one by year end.

The government will decide whether to upgrade the Malacca International Airport (LTAM) or to build a new airport by year-end.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said his ministry was waiting for a full report from its consultant appointed to carry out the study and a decision would only be made after receiving the report.

He said the report encompassed the aspects of land acquisition cost for the surrounding areas to lengthen the existing runway to enable various aircraft to land at LTAM located at Batu Berendam, Malacca.

“A detailed study on the cost of upgrading LTAM including extending the runway by 600 metres by acquiring land around Batu Berendam which is higher compared to building a new airport,” he told newsmen in Malacca on Saturday night.

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