Three Chinese-owned enterprises have been chosen to build the new airport that will service the Cambodian capital, according to the source reported.
Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd said five companies had entered the bidding process.
Yee Con Long, a member of the project steering committee of Cambodia Airport Investment, released that the process of designing the airport is 60 per cent complete. Construction will be divided into three phases, with the first scheduled to be completed this year.
He further shared that if all goes as planned, the airport will be ready by July 2022, at which point it will operate on a trial basis. The new airport will be able to accommodate 27 million passengers by 2030, and up to 30 million by 2050.
It will be a 4F-class airport, joint venture between local conglomerate Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) and the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA). Located in Kandal province, which cost US$1.5 billion to build.