Malaysia’s Sandakan airport runway extension announced

Published on : Sunday, March 5, 2017

Malaysia's Sandakan airport runwayThe Sandakan airport runway in Malaysia will be extended to handle direct and chartered flights from China, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced.


The Prime Minister said the value management was being carried out to determine the contract price.


“I have asked the Transport Minister ( Liow Tiong Lai) to determine the contract price and to expedite the matter.


“I propose to launch the project on my next visit to Sandakan,” he said to reporters after a tour of the Sandakan Harbour Square.


Najib said the runway extension would enable the airport to handle bigger aircraft, such as the Airbus 330.


Najib said the extension of the runway would have a major positive impact on Sandakan’s economy. Sandakan would receive many tourists and other visitors, and this would make the district more progressive, he said.

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