China’s latest Phnom Penh airport deal casts doubt on Vinci’s role in Cambodian aviation

Cambodia Airport Investment has chosen the Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) to design and build the airfield for its $1.5bn international airport in Kandal province to the south of the capital, Phnom Penh.

The $400m deal, MCC’s largest foreign contract this year, will be executed by its Shanghai Baoye Group subsidiary.

The airport will be built in Takhmao town. When complete, it will cover more than 700ha and will have a capacity of 27 million by 2030. The airfield package, which includes a single 4km runway, is due to be completed by the end of 2022, allowing flights to begin the following year.

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