CM: Airport upgrading to begin soon

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  • Sunday, 17 Aug 2003

MALACCA: Work to upgrade the runway at the Batu Berendam Airport here is scheduled to begin at the end of the year, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Ali Rustam said. 

He said the runway would be lengthened by 500m and widened by 10m to accommodate B-737 aircraft. 

The present length of the airport’s runway is 1,370m, which is insufficient for B-737 aircraft which need 1,800m. 

After the upgrade, the runway will be 50m wide. 

“The project will take two years and the cost will be borne by the Federal Government,” he told reporters after opening the Malacca Air Carnival at the 4B Youth Flying Club. 

He said the longer and wider runway would bring more visitors to the state. – Bernama  

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