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Melaka Airport Runway Extension To Complete By September - malaysiakini

KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 -- Work to extend the runway of the Melaka International Airport in Batu Berendam is expected to be completed in another six months.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said a loan of RM65 million meant for the extension of the runway was approved by the federal government early last month.

"The runway will be extended by 400 metres from the current 1,800 metres. Upon completion, the Melaka International Airport will be able to cater for bigger aircraft like Boeing and Airbus, " he told reporters after witnessing the signing of a term loan agreement worth RM50 million between Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad and Casa Del Rio Sdn Bhd to build a hotel, a boutique and an apartment in Melaka, here today.

He also said the state government believed it could achieve its target of 7.4 million tourist arrivals in the first six months this year.

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