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Status Melaka Airport To Be Known By Year-End

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

Transport Minister Datuk Seri 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, here.

“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 reporters here tonight.

Earlier, he opened the Melaka MCA convention here which was also attended by Melaka MCA chairman cum State Exco for Transportation, Project Rehabilitation and International Trade Datuk Lim Ban Hong. – BERNAMA

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