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Putrajaya Approved RM1.6 Billion to Build Kulim International Airport


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#1 Adam Lawrence

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:42 PM

Kedah state government is mulling to have a second international airport to be located in Kulim.

Find out more here: http://www.thestar.c...tional-Airport/



#2 Newitt

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 12:51 AM

2 freaking runways???? I'm faceplanting myself now, because facepalming ain't enough...



#3 Syukri

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:51 AM

As if the current Sultan Abdul Halim airport is at overcapacity already...

#4 Johan Z

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:59 AM

Kulim is also closer to Penang and if you're living in Seberang Perai, it is a hassle to cross the bridge to go to the airport. 



#5 Raymund Yeoh

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

All politics talk in my opinion................



#6 flee

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 04:11 PM

More like dishing out projects n receiving kickbacks! ;)

#7 FarisManap

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Read this one  ::80::

 

‘If Kulim gets airport, Penang wants two more’

 

http://www.therakyat...nang-wants-two/


Edited by FarisManap, 14 June 2014 - 07:15 PM.


#8 Mohd Suhaimi Fariz

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 08:25 PM

Read this one  ::80::
 
If Kulim gets airport, Penang wants two more
 
http://www.therakyat...nang-wants-two/


If Kulim gets an international airport airlines, especially cargo carriers may use it as a relief airport to PEN. The Kedah government can use it to entice investors to shift to the state instead.

Penang will definitely be affected.

#9 geoff.leo

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:13 PM

If he's serious about it, then the smart thing to do would be to develop under-utilised Alor Setar airport. It doesn't suffer from the constraints at Bayan Lepas and is well-connected enough by highways.

 

So this is nothing more than him trying to get the occasional quick political publicity, whatever the reason may be.

 

And to side track a bit, Bayan Lepas Airport and Subang Airport are very good reminders of poor planning and foresight with regards to Malaysia's major airports. 



#10 Amirul Mazlan

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Just complete rubbish. Why would airlines want to fly to Kulim when there're penang and alor star? Cargo? Doesnt justify at all.

#11 khairuddin abu hanifah

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:37 PM

Kulim International Airport as illustrated by an artist:

 

https://www.facebook...&type=1


Edited by khairuddin abu hanifah, 14 June 2014 - 09:37 PM.


#12 Alif A. F.

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:37 PM

The proposed airport can increase the peninsula's northern region more economically competitive relative to other parts of this country or even the wider region - if the justification really grounded on facts and figures.

 

But then, the 2nd Penang bridge is already opened to traffic. It is closer to PEN which has direct overwater connection to rather sparsely developed area in and around Batu Kawan.

 

I think investment should be towards a more efficient land based transportation system instead of building more and more airports.



#13 flee

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Posted 14 June 2014 - 11:29 PM

Yes, agree that land transport is more important - they had talked about the Bangkok to Singapore high speed railway but nothing much has been done. Hopefully they will look at the KL - Singapore high speed rail link as the beginning and build other high speed rail links to all major towns and cities in the Peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak.

 

China realised the importance of high speed railways and look at what they have done to date. Really a boost to their economy.



#14 Fitri Shukri

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:41 AM

In terms of transport, what Penang Island really need now is an LRT/MRT around the island including to the airport.

 

What Kedah really need is good/higher quality feeder roads/highways and maybe commuter trains to connect Kulim, Sungai Petani and some new industrial and residential township in southern Kedah to Penang International Airport 



#15 Nabiel Haniff

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:29 AM

Talked about airport upgrading, KBR also needs an airport upgrades as well. Last time when TF planned to make KBR as hub for AK, MAHB only want to provide them a cabin ( construction cabin) to be AK's office (based on gossip from AK friend). That's why KBR was cancel to become AK hub in east cost.

#16 flee

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:50 AM

Maybe they should consider building private airports - just like what they have in JHB. Should try to create more competition for MAHB.



#17 Nabiel Haniff

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

Maybe they should consider building private airports - just like what they have in JHB. Should try to create more competition for MAHB.


But i guess, all the nearby land in kbr is belong to MAHB and i don't think that they will give permission to build a new terminal just to compete with them. Haha. Malaysian typical politician. Haha.

#18 Teoh Z Yao

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

If he's serious about it, then the smart thing to do would be to develop under-utilised Alor Setar airport. It doesn't suffer from the constraints at Bayan Lepas and is well-connected enough by highways.

 

So this is nothing more than him trying to get the occasional quick political publicity, whatever the reason may be.

 

And to side track a bit, Bayan Lepas Airport and Subang Airport are very good reminders of poor planning and foresight with regards to Malaysia's major airports. 

 

But then, how many projects or rather how many percentage of projects in Malaysia are well-planned and well executed?



#19 KK Lee

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

And to side track a bit, Bayan Lepas Airport and Subang Airport are very good reminders of poor planning and foresight with regards to Malaysia's major airports. 


Szb was planned and built in the 1960's. The original master plan and land reserve include parallel runways and have no issue to handle 60m ppa. Given its location is nearer to city center, is more users friendly.

#20 Alif A. F.

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:33 PM

Szb was planned and built in the 1960's. The original master plan and land reserve include parallel runways and have no issue to handle 60m ppa. Given its location is nearer to city center, is more users friendly.

 

Really, that was the original plan? Very foresighted planning, but then...






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