KOTA KINABALU: The construction and renovation works to redevelop the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) will get an additional allocation from the federal government.
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun said the initial budget had been fixed at RM720 million, but due to some changes, the overall cost increased to RM1.4 billion.
“The federal government had given the state government the right to make some modifications to the proposed design of the airport,” he said, “and this involves additional works and financing. However, both parties had agreed upon this.”
Masidi said that given the current rate at which construction work is progressing on what will be the second largest and second busiest airport in the country (after Kuala Lumpur International Airport, or KLIA), he hoped that it would be completed sooner than originally planned.
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