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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has affirmed that the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) will start operating on May 2.
Department of Civil Aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abd Rahman said MAHB had done tests through an independent company to ensure the strength of the runway.
“We have verified the report and it meets our requirement. Even on the runway itself, we have checked that there is no crack. We have done our final inspection at the runway and everything is satisfactory,” he said.
He assured that there was no safety issue as the cracks were superficial ones and not a structural defect. It is only depression at the taxiway.
“The department has discussed with MAHB regarding the depression and it has rectified whatever needs to be done before the operation of the airport so that the runway can be used on May 2.
“MAHB has done simulation using grown vehicle (heavy vehicle) to simulate load vehicles such as aircraft going to the apron. And the strength of the apron has met our requirement,” he said.
He added that the completed runway profile had fully complied with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. Ground surveys carried out at the area showed there was no uneven settlement on the runway surface.
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