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Published: Thursday June 12, 2014 MYT 12:13:00 PM
Updated: Thursday June 12, 2014 MYT 12:18:34 PM

Kedah hopes for another international airport in Kulim

ALOR SETAR: Kedah state government is mulling to have a second international airport to be located in Kulim.

The airport is aimed to cater for the increase in flights in the northern region, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.

"In the future, the space in Penang International Airport may become limited as the cargo and passengers increase. 

"What we can offer the Federal Government is the spacious 600ha land for the suggested airport in Kulim with two runways” he told a press conference in Wisma Darul Aman on Thursday.

He said the new airport could boost the economic growth of the northern states especially Kedah as well as southern Thailand.

The plan however is still at the preliminary stage and more discussions needed for this project.

Mukhriz added that he had written to the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak regarding this matter.

The current airports in Kedah are the Langkawi International Airport and Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Kepala Batas, Kedah.

Tags / Keywords: Kedah, International Airport, Governmnet

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