First phase of works on the new Phnom Penh international airport in Cambodia, also known as the Techo International Airport, is scheduled to be completed in 2024. China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Company Limited is in charge of the construction and has announced that work is on schedule, with more than 50 per cent of the project being completed as of January 2023.
The USD1.5 billion airport project is being developed by the Invested by the Cambodia Airport Investment Company Limited (CAIC) in the southern Kandal and Takeo provinces. Once work under phase one is completed, the facility will be able to handle around 13 million passengers annually, with capacity increasing to 30 million passengers per year under the second phase in 2030. Once the final phase is completed in 2050, the airport will be able to serve up to 50 million passengers per year.
The Techo International Airport is one of the key projects funded by the Government of China as a part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).