Saturday, August 31, 2013

Brunei International Airport’s runway to be upgraded

THE Ministry of Communications is fully committed in ensuring that travelling is made safe, secure, well-connected and comfortable.

In this regard, one of the measures that will be undertaken by the end of the year is the rehabilitation of Brunei International Airport’s runway so as to ensure that aircraft continue to land safely in the country.

This was revealed by Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, the Minister of Communications, during the opening of the 10th Abacus Holiday Travel Fair at BRIDEX Hall yesterday.

Elaborating more on the project, the minister said, “In addition to laying a surface of tarmac, we will also look into (improving) drainage and widening (existing) runways, as well as installing more lights to increase the life span of the runways.”

When asked about the possibility of adding more runways, the minister noted that currently there is no free space at the airport.

“If we need additional runways, it will have to be built at a new site,” he said.

The minister reiterated that the Ministry of Communications is fully committed to providing safe air traffic control services so that aircraft can land and travel safely.