Hill near KKIA levelled for runway extension


  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Jul 2006

KOTA KINABALU: A hill near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) is being levelled to make way for runway extension works. 

The hill near Bukit Vor in Petagas was being cut to ensure that the extended runway complied with international standards, said Department of Civil Aviation Regional Director (2) Kamaludin Osman.  

Yong: Says that the contractor hasimplemented various measures tominimise environmental problems

“The KKIA runway extension is being carried out just before the Petagas River. At a certain angle, the hill must be cut to ensure there is no obstruction for the landing of aircraft,” he said. 

He said that without the hill being cut, the extended runway would fall below international aviation standards and foreign airlines would not want to use KKIA. 

State Local Government and Housing Minister Edward Yong Oui Fah said the company carrying out the runway extension, Global Upline Sdn Bhd, had implemented various measures to minimise environmental problems from the hill cutting.  

“The contractor is placing drains along the slopes and below the hill so that any muddy water and washed out soil do not flow into the adjacent villages,” he said.  

Yong said the company had also been regularly spraying water where the earth works were being carried out to prevent dusty conditions.  

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