Planned new airports in Southeast Asia

HCMC-Can Tho railway project pre-feasibility study, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, and more construction and infrastructure news from around Southeast Asia.

Air travel in Southeast Asia was booming around this time last year. With another decade of growth projected, new and expanded airports were planned by most countries.

Even with a year of Covid-19 having wreaked havoc on the travel sector, most countries are still going ahead with their new and improved airport plans.

This week’s article is a look at the major airport projects in Southeast Asia.

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