Laos to open new int'l airport in March

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VIENTIANE, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Construction of a new international airport in northern Laos' Bokeo province is nearing completion and the airport is scheduled to be opened for use by March 2022.

Lao National Radio on Wednesday quoting Deputy Governor of Bokeo province Khamphaya Phompanya reported that the new international airport has great potential for attracting more domestic and international tourists to Bokeo province, some 350 km northwest of the Lao capital Vientiane.

"Construction of Bokeo International Airport has been underway for two years and is nearly completed. Aircraft have tested take-offs and landings at the airport site, as well as communication systems and airport facilities," said Khamphaya.

Bokeo International Airport is located in Simuang Ngan village, Ton Phueng district, about 5 km from the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone.

Local airlines, Lao Airlines and Lao Skyway both flew their aircraft to the new airport to test facilities.

The airport will feature a 2,500-meter runway that can accommodate planes such as Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 which will be able to take off and land in accordance with international standards. Enditem

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