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Bokeo International Airport Construction 75% complete

The construction of Bokeo international airport, located in Tonpheung district, Bokeo province has been 75% completed. The construction is expected to be fully completed by November 2022.

Head of the Bokeo International Airport Project Mr. Hongkham Oudomchit said on April 29 that contractors have completed the building of three main works including run way, taxi way and apron.

Contractors are speeding up the construction of the passenger terminal, technical building and control tower to ensure they are completed as planned.

Initially, the airport project was expected to be completed 18 months after its groundbreaking ceremony in September, 2020. However, its completion has been delayed by Covid-19 pandemic.

Currently, the installation of air traffic system is being accelerated with all necessary equipment items expected to be procured by July and installed by September.

The airport is expected to have flight test and open in November.

The build-operate-transfer project is designed to promote development, tourism and investment in Bokeo, especially in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, and air connectivity with international destinations.

Once fully completed, the US$175 million airport will be able to accommodate up to 1.5-2 million passengers per year.

Source: Lao News Agency