Subang Airport redevelopment proposal still at early stage

 by TMR

THE Transport Ministry (MoT) said any proposals to develop the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, often called Subang Airport, would need great care and deliberation.

MoT said Subang Airport is a significant facility and major urban hub for Klang Valley residents, thus careful consideration is needed for its long term future in a broader Malaysian aviation landscape.

It responded to media reports about a proposal by a private entity to take over the airport.

“Any proposal to redevelop Subang Airport is still preliminary and any final considerations and decision rests with the Cabinet,” the ministry said in a statement today.

MoT said it is common for the market to submit proposals to the government via an operating ministry to develop new or existing assets.

The Malaysian Reserve reported that WCT Holdings Bhd has proposed to take over Subang Airport and turn it into a city airport, according to industry sources.

The company’s proposal to the government is expected to be deliberated in the upcoming Cabinet meeting. 

The construction and engineering company owned by businessman Tan Sri Desmond Lim Siew Choon sent the proposal to the MoT and Finance Ministry recently, sources said.