8,000 new jobs for Subang Airport


SUBANG JAYA: The Subang Airport Regeneration Plan (SARP) will lead to the creation of some 8,000 jobs, says KLIA Aeropolis Sdn Bhd head Randhill Singh.

He said the project will be finished in phases by 2030.

“This will cover high, mid and lower value jobs,” he told reporters after a media briefing on the SARP yesterday.

The development of SARP’s aviation business and aerospace segments falls under the purview of KLIA Aeropolis.

Randhill said it would create high-value jobs for locals, such as in engineering. He said SARP had three segments: the city airport, business aviation and aerospace ecosystem.

“The city airport expansion has already commenced through an interim expansion plan. This will double the passenger terminal from 1.5 million to three million passengers annually and will be completed by June.

“That sets the first stone of the city airport expansion,” he said.

Randhill said further phases would accommodate five million and then eight million passengers by the end of 2030.

He added that there would also be enough hangar blocks for the aviation business.

“We are looking to develop at least eight hangar blocks in the next five years,” he said.

On the recently inked operating agreements between Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) and the Federal Government, Randhill said they provided a clear structure for MAHB to invest in.

In February last year, Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the Subang airport would undergo a significant transformation, becoming a premium city airport and aviation hub as part of the SARP.

The SARP was proposed by MAHB and presented to the Cabinet on Feb 2, where it was agreed upon in principle.

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