More comprehensive report needed on Seri Iskandar airport proposal, says Loke

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 1): The transport ministry has advised the Perak government to come out with a more comprehensive submission on the proposal for a new airport in Seri Iskandar, if it is still interested in the project.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said the viability studies on the project carried out by KPMG Management and Risk Consulting Sdn Bhd on behalf of Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd on March 8, was "incomprehensive".

He was responding to a question from Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (DAP-Beruas) on the latest development with regards to the airport proposal.

The previous Barisan Nasional Perak government had proposed the new airport to replace the existing Sultan Azlan Shah airport in Ipoh.

Loke said his ministry will also give due consideration to another proposal to build an airport terminal in Bagan Serai.

"The Pakatan Harapan government's stand is to support the growth of the tourism industry in Perak," he said.