GEORGE TOWN – Penang has received a good piece of as the Federal government has agreed to expand its international airport at Bayan Lepas.
In a statement, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in a reply to a parliamentary question posed by Lim recently, has confirmed the expansion.
It will be enlarged from the present passenger handling capacity of around six million annually to around 12 million with works expected to begin soon.
The relevant authorities including the Malaysia Airports Berhad are now discussing on how to begin works to expand the facility.
Lim has been lobbying for the upgrading of the airport since last year.