Proposals to Re-Open Stung Treng Airport

Stung Treng: Provincial authoritiesare to seek investment partnerships to redevelop Stung Treng airport, a spokesperson for the Stung Treng Provincial Hall said on the morning of April 7, 2019.

The Deputy Director of Administration at the Stung Treng Provincial Office, said that the provincial authorities had prepared a proposal to submit through the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Project (CLV) and other foreign investment projects.

Stung Treng Airport Director Pen Nawong said that the government had instructed to restart Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri and Stung Treng airports but could not confirm when, or even if they will do so. He said that Stung Treng Airport had suspended airline flights from 2003 until now.

The Asian Development Bank has already studied the potential of rebuilding Stung Treng Airport. The Stung Treng Airport Project was also submitted by the Government of Cambodia through the Ministry of Economy and Finance to the request of China’s one belt policy.

Sen Chan Sereivutha, a former State Department spokesman for Civil Aviation, said that Stung Treng Airport was included in the development plans with other projects such as clean water and logistics, but the integration into the development plan requires more study.

He said that the airport could cost between $ 50 million and $ 60 million in investment, as the airport already has land. He added that the construction of the Stung Treng Airport has already been submitted to the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry to the Development Bank of Asia for the Bank to seek investment partners.

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