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Old June 13th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #1141
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:27 AM   #1143
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KIA runway extension marks new era for city
By Lee Ya Yun

KUCHING: The city is now open to more opportunities following the completion of Borneo’s longest airport runway here.

Global Upline Sdn Bhd advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing yesterday announced the completion of the runway extension at Kuching International Airport (KIA) and said it marked a new era for the city.

Kuching has a very bright tourism future now. The completion marks Kuching’s international standard as a tourist destination because any flight from any country can land at KIA,” he said.
He pointed out that the extension which took four years to build was something that Sarawakians should be proud of.

The 3,800-metre-long runway is the longest in Borneo. It is even longer than Brunei’s. The runway allows the landing of Airbus 380,” he said.
He added that the company is constructing the extension of the runway at Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

The length of the runway before the extension was 2,400 metres. The total cost of the construction including terminal building and runway is RM800 million.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will officiate at the opening of the runway extension on June 17, said Ting in a press conference held at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching here.

“The PM will tour the runway on June 17. We want to let him see how grand the runway extension is,” he said.

He explained that as the area used to be swampy, the construction was even more complicated.

“We need to ensure that the runway won’t sink and is safe to use,” he said.

He added that the runway was already tested and fixed for several aircraft to land.

Najib is expected to arrive at the KIA at 4pm next Wednesday to declare the runway open.

He will then proceed to Four Points for the grand opening of the hotel.

On another matter, Ting advised road users to be patient when the construction of the flyover at the Jalan Tun Jugah - Jalan Song junction begins.

“Motorists are advised to avoid using the Jalan Tun Jugah - Jalan Song especially during the peak hours. There are many alternative ways,” he said.

He said when the construction begins, trees along the road would be cut.

The flyover was scheduled to be completed in six months, he pointed out.

Also present at the press conference were Global Upline assistant managing director Bobby Ting and Kuching South City mayor James Chan.

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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:31 AM   #1144
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Ministry wants Gawai placed on world map


KUCHING: The Ministry of Information, Communications, Arts and Culture wants to put Gawai Dayak on the world map as one of Malaysia’s national celebrations.

Its minister Datuk Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim said yesterday that the government wanted greater international recognition for Gawai Dayak to showcase the richness of the Malaysian culture.

He said it was for this reason that his ministry was looking at several approaches to raise the stature of Gawai Dayak along with other major Malaysian cultural celebrations.

“Maybe in the years to come we change the venue, no longer do we hold it in the stadium or on a field. Maybe we can hold it in a theatre like Istana Budaya, where guests can appreciate our culture more intimately through music and performances.

“At the same time, we can look at villages in Sarawak where we can hold the celebration in situ. It will be good to bring the people from the towns to these kampungs,” he told a gathering of senior journalists and editors here.

“For next year, maybe we can celebrate Gawai Dayak and Sabah’s Pesta Kaamatan together. So we are exploring all these possibilities. There will be a lot of experimenting and trials.”

He assured that the ministry would strive to maintain the authenticity of the events and similarly, he believed that the celebrations should be a platform for performers of traditional music and dances to showcase their culture.

Rais emphasised that the focus of the celebrations was on the 1Malaysia concept.

He explained: “The essence of 1Malaysia is love of unity.”

Meanwhile, he announced that the Heritage Department would hold the second poetry recital event in Niah Caves this year.

He said the inaugural event was a success last year and the department would continue to bring members of the international community here for it.

Also present at the gathering yesterday were Deputy Minister of Information, Communication, Arts and Culture Datuk Joseph Salang, Information director general Datuk Abdullah Morad and State Information director Resat Salleh.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #1145
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Sarawak aims to lead in hydropower energy


KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak hopes to become a major hydropower player in the region when the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) is fully developed by 2030.

State planning unit advisor Chang Ngee Hui said SCORE aimed to get RM334bil worth of investment by 2030 from the private sector, government-linked companies and foreign investors.

“Sarawak has abundant natural resources that can be utilised as renewable energy and at this moment, we are focusing on hydropower projects such as in Bakun and Baram.

“However, we will assist any party that wants to explore other types of renewable energy such as solar, wind or natural gas,” he said yesterday at the seminar on business opportunities at SCORE.

SCORE is located in central Sarawak and stretches 320km along the coast from Tanjung Manis to Samalaju, and extends into the surrounding areas and the hinterland.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud had said 24 projects with a proposed investment total of RM80bil had been approved by the Regional Economic Development Authority (RECODA) to be implemented in the next five years.

Taib, who is also state Finance Minister, also said the projects would generate more than 20,000 jobs, not including those created in the construction of basic infrastructure and factories.

“The biggest projects approved are an aluminium smelter plant in Mukah and a polysilicon manufacturing plant within SCORE. The others are at various stages,” he said.

Taib also said RECODA had spent about RM1bil in providing the basic infrastructure in SCORE since its formation.

Recoda spearheads SCORE’s development, management and promotions, and serves as a one-stop agency to facilitate all investment activities in SCORE.

Meanwhile, the new Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching is scheduled to open by October and will in November host the International Energy Week 2009, themed Energising sustainable future-business opportunities in SCORE.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #1146
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All set for B747 historic landing


KUCHING: A B747 aircraft with a full load of passengers onboard will make a historic landing at the Kuching International Airport here tomorrow. The jumbo jet, from Kuala Lumpur, is expected to touch down at 4.40pm, shortly after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has toured the extended airport runway.

“The runway, measuring 3,800m, is the longest in Borneo,” Global Upline Sdn Bhd adviser Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing said yesterday.

Global Upline is the turnkey contractor of the RM850mil extension project. The airport terminal building has earlier been upgraded and extended.

“The runway can now take the Airbus 380,” Ting said, adding that Najib would receive a certificate from the Department of Civil Aviation to mark the event.

The certificate will then be handed over to acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

Ting said Najib would also open Global Upline’s Four Points by Sheraton Hotel near the airport.

On the RM760mil extension and upgrading project for the Kota Kinabalu Airport runway and terminal two building, Ting said it would be completed in 10 months.

Global Upline is also the contractor for a similar project at the Labuan Airport.

The RM360mil project is also nearing completion.


***i've been using the B747 with full loads during gawai season 2005..how did they do tat last time?but frankly speaking, before landing the pilot announced about restricted landing.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 03:17 AM   #1147
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Merdeka Plaza tak jejas peniaga
KUCHING 14 Jun - Perniagaan peniaga-peniaga kecil di kawasan Lebuh India tidak akan terjejas ekoran pembinaan Merdeka Plaza yang dijangka siap beberapa tahun lagi.

Menteri Muda Pembangunan Perindustrian, Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman berkata, Lebuh India merupakan pusat komersial tertua dan mempunyai sejarah tersendiri untuk terus menarik kedatangan pengguna membeli-belah di situ.

Beliau yakin nilai sentimental dan kepentingan Lebuh India itu sendiri akan terus menarik peminatnya sendiri meskipun terdapat kompleks beli-belah yang moden di kawasan berhampiran.

''Kalau dulu idea menjadikan Lebuh India sebagai pusat beli-belah pejalan kaki mendapat tentangan ramai, namun tanggapan itu meleset kerana projek berkenaan berjaya menarik lebih ramai kehadiran pengunjung," katanya di sini semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian semasa merasmikan Kempen Penurunan Harga Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan (KPDNKK) di Syarikat Jasmin Jawahar di Lebuh India di sini.

Turut hadir, Timbalan Pengarah KPDNKK Sarawak, Mohd. Khalis Kasim dan Presiden Jawatankuasa Kedai Pejalan Kaki Lebuh India, Wee Hong Seng.

Dalam perkembangan lain, Hong Seng menasihatkan peniaga-peniaga di Lebuh India supaya bersedia menawarkan diskaun menjelang perayaan Hari Raya Aidilfitri tidak lama lagi.

Pihak persatuan menurutnya, sedang berbincang untuk mendapatkan kebenaran bagi membawa pelawat yang datang dari tempat-tempat tertentu untuk membeli belah di Lebuh India.

''Selain itu, kita juga sedang berbincang dengan pihak polis bagi mewujudkan sebuah pondok polis di kawasan ini bagi menjamin keselamatan pengunjung," tambah beliau.
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Old June 16th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #1148
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Old June 16th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #1149
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Gambier Street esplanade project to begin this month
By Puvaneswary Devindran


KUCHING: The transformation of the former wet market at Gambier Street into an esplanade, an extension of the existing waterfront, will begin this month.

Kuching City North Commission Datuk Bandar Mohamad Atei Abang Medaan said the tender for the RM7 million beautification project has already been given out.

“Hopefully (it will be) completed by the end of the year. The beautification process is quite slow, but what we need to put up first are the facilities,” he told reporters here yesterday.

Atei said the demolition of the vacant building alongside the banks of the Sarawak river would be carried out soon, but assured that no shops on the other side of Gambier Street would be affected.

He said the stretch for the extension of the waterfront measures slightly over one km and added that plans to beautify the area had been in place for quite some time.

State funds, said Atei, would be used to carry out the project, while DBKU would act as the implementer.

He said the project would be good for everyone and believed that it should be carried out immediately.

“The slower we are at doing this, the more problems it will cause,” he said referring to past controversies surrounding the demolition of the historical market, which was built during the Brooke era in 1935.

The former Gambier Street Market site used to house hundreds of hawkers right up to Ban Hock Wharf.

The hawkers have relocated to Stutong Market in Tabuan Jaya, leaving the old market building vacant since June last year.

Last year, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said that the esplanade would be built to turn the once “unorganised part of the old days by the riverbanks into a scenic recreational place”.

He said the area should have a lot of trees so that people could stroll all day, even when it was sunny.

Taib said, once completed, the esplanade would stretch from in front of the Hilton Kuching to Ban Hock Wharf, as well as across the river to ensure both riverbanks would be developed beautifully into popular recreational spots for city dwellers and visitors.

Meanwhile, on a separate issue, Atei urged residents not to engage in open burning during this period of hot temperatures.

“We expect the haze to occur during this hot weather and there is a general tendency in our area to do open burning. Please, this is the time to stop this,” he said. Although Kuching’s skyline still appeared to be clear, he said, it did not mean the people should take this for granted.

He said the situation could grow worse if those in Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia began open burning.

He called on residents in the DBKU area to fully utilise their garbage collection service instead of resorting to burning their waste.

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Old June 17th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #1150
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KIA, Borneo’s longest airport runway, ready


KUCHING: Kuching International Airport (KIA) is the only airport in East Malaysia and the third airport in the country with the capacity to accommodate Airbus 380 landing.
Global Upline Sdn Bhd advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing told reporters this yesterday before a tour of the KIA extended runway which will be declared open by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tomorrow.

The runway is now 3,780 metres long. It measured 2,454m previously. Construction took four years to complete and incurred RM800 million in cost.

KIA is one of the three airports in Malaysia that caters for Airbus 380. The other two airports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Langkawi International Airport,” he said.
He said Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) would be next and that works to upgrade it by Global Upline were ongoing and should be completed in eight to 10 months’ time.

Ting said yesterday that a fully loaded MAS 747 would be the first aircraft to land on the extended runway at 4.45pm tomorrow.

According to Ting, the runway complies fully with international requirements that include visual aids such as glide path, localiser, precision approach light, runway and taxiway lighting and signs.

He said construction was not easy because it involved transforming a swampy area.

“We have to remove unsuitable soil and filled the area layer by layer. The filling was around 60 feet to 100 feet … in some places almost 10 storeys high.

“One layer is about eight inches high, we have to compact the soil to eight inches before we put on another layer. It is just like making ‘kek lapis’. This is the reason it took us so long time to complete the project,” he said.

He said it took some 2,000 workers and 600 trucks moving everyday throughout the work period to complete the project.

The extension project used 12 million cubic metres of suitable soil to fill up the swampy area and soils were transported from Landeh at 10th Mile, some 25km from KIA.

He said the completion of the runway extension had proven yet again the ability of Global Upline in handling difficult and challenging tasks.

In fact, he said, at one time the government wanted to move the airport from the current site because the area was swampy and that any extension works might encounter great difficulty.

“Many debates went on last time because any extension was considered not feasible. The government did think to move the airport to 50km away from Kuching town.

“But Global Upline had taken a brave decision to tell the government that we could do it. I am happy to tell you that now KIA can last for another 100 years or more,” he said proudly.

Ting also revealed yesterday that a highway would be built to ease traffic flow in KIA area.

According to him, the highway is expected to be completed by the end of the year, along with the flyover at the Jalan Tun Jugah-Jalan Song junction.

Accompanying Ting yesterday were Global Upline managing director Datuk Mohamad Danel Abong, advisor Arthur M Lopez, deputy managing director Datuk Micheal Ting, assistant managing director Bobby Ting, deputy project manager Lam Sia Keng and business development manager Gasah Lingkai.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #1152
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Interhill Place Introduction:

The shopping centre development has a nett floor area of 100,000sf spread over 2 ground floors.

It consists of close to 60 shops as well as 40 kiosks and push carts.

More than 610 car parking lots are provided for this shopping centre development.

The shopping centre development is part of a mixed-use development with a business class hotel. The hotel will be operated by international chain Novotel. Novetel is owned by French hotel group Accor and it operates more than 400 business and resort hotels in 56 countries..

The shopping centre development is currently under-construction and scheduled for opening in September 2009.

All shops within the shopping centre are 100% for lease only.

Once completed, this retail cum hotel development will become a very prominent landmark in Kuching and a new skyline to the golden triangle of the city centre.

Tenants to be comfirmed:

Starbucks
Delifrance
Secret Recipe
The Chicken Rice Shop
Baskin Robin
McDonald's
Fish & Co
Kluang Station
Wong Kok Cha Chan Teng
Himalaya
Elianto
Annakku
Golf House
Apple Centre
GNC
OSIM
Watson's
Optical 88
Memory Lane
Shopalot
Island Shop
Baleno
The Face Shop
Padini
Vincci
Polo Haus
Guess
My Diamond
Adidas
Nike
Timberland
Quiksilver
Habib Jewel
Bonia
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Old June 17th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #1153
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Interhill Place Introduction
The shopping centre development has a nett floor area of 100,000sf spread over 2 ground floors.

It consists of close to 60 shops as well as 40 kiosks and push carts.

More than 610 car parking lots are provided for this shopping centre development.

The shopping centre development is part of a mixed-use development with a business class hotel. The hotel will be operated by international chain Novotel. Novetel is owned by French hotel group Accor and it operates more than 400 business and resort hotels in 56 countries.

The shopping centre development is currently under-construction and scheduled for opening in September 2009.

All shops within the shopping centre are 100% for lease only.

Once completed, this retail cum hotel development will become a very prominent landmark in Kuching and a new skyline to the golden triangle of the city centre.

Tenants to be comfirmed:
Starbucks
Delifrance
Secret Recipe
The Chicken Rice Shop
Baskin Robin
McDonald's
Fish & Co
Kluang Station
Wong Kok Cha Chan Teng
Himalaya
Elianto
Annakku
Golf House
Apple Centre
GNC
OSIM
Watson's
Optical 88
Memory Lane
Shopalot
Island Shop
Baleno
The Face Shop
Padini
Vincci
Polo Haus
Guess
My Diamond
Adidas
Nike
Timberland
Quiksilver
Habib Jewel
Bonia
Pierre Cardin
Esprit
BUM Equipment
I already posted it on 14th May..
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Upgraded Kuching airport set to bring in more visitors


KUCHING: The upgraded Kuching International Airport, with its newly-extended runway, will signal a new era in air travel and connectivity for Sarawak, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said he was optimistic that with enhanced connectivity, tourist ar**rivals in Sarawak would increase by leaps and bounds if the state was promoted in a big way.

“Sarawak has many unique attractions,’’ he said after launching the 3.8km-long runway yesterday.

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet with a full pas*senger load landed shortly after Najib was taken on a tour of the ex**tended runway in a convoy of cars.

The runway, which can also take an Airbus 380, was part of a RM800mil project to upgrade the airport.

The project’s turnkey operator was Global Upline Sdn Bhd.

Najib also officially opened the 420-room Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, built and owned by Global Upline.

He said with the new hotel, Sara*wak could promote itself as a centre for international conferences and se**minars, and an eco-tourism destination.

He said the total RM1bil investment in the airport and hotel had gi**ven the state’s economy a big boost.

Earlier, Chief Minister Tan Sri Ab**dul Taib Mahmud said the upgraded airport would better position Sara*wak in the global tourism map.

He commended Global Upline for its investment in the hotel, adding that previous major hotels built mostly involved public investments.

Global Upline advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing said the four-star Four Points by Sheraton Hotel provided five-star service.
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Runway extension will boost tourism industry
By Jacob Achoi


KUCHING: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is optimistic that the state tourism industry will grow further with the completion of the extension of Kuching International Airport (KIA) runway.


LAUNCHED: Najib (third right) opens Four Points By Sheraton Hotel. The others (from left) are Lau, Ting, Taib, Danel (partly hidden) Rosmah and Liow.

He said with the extension, the state’s air connectivity would be further enhanced, as the longer airport runway would be able to attract international airlines with bigger aircraft.

“I am very optimistic that KIA with its longer runway now will give impetus to the state tourism industry because it will attract international airlines,” Najib told a press conference here yesterday.

He said this when officiating at the grand opening of Four Points By Sheraton Hotel.

Earlier on, he declared open the KIA runway extension, the ceremony of which was held simultaneously at the hotel.

The prime minister pointed out that the extension project would not only develop the state, but also the country as a whole.

He stressed that air connectivity and accessibility was very important to develop the state and country, adding that the state was blessed with many features that tourists wanted to see.

Najib said many people wanted to see new and unique products, which the state has plenty to offer.

The state has plenty of eco-tourism destinations, he added.

“If Sarawak can be promoted in a big way coupled with a bigger airport, I am confident that many tourists will come in the future,” the prime minister pointed out.

He also said that the development of airports in the country would increase air connectivity and accessibility related to the development of the country as a whole.

Air accessibility, he said, would help to promote national integration, which would augur well for the 1Malaysia concept.

Regarding the hotel, Najib said it would help to attract international seminars and conference that would also help boost local tourism.

The total investment of RM1 billion in the two projects would give added impetus to the state’s economy, he said.

Najib then commended the efforts of Global Upline which undertook both projects and completed ahead of time and with good work quality.

Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai, Deputy Minister of Transport Datuk Robert Lau, Global Upline advisor Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing, Global Upline managing director Datuk Mohamad Danel Abong and Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor were among those present at the function.
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KIA runway proof of our capability: Taib
By Lim How Pim


KUCHING: Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud said the fact that the Kuching International Airport (KIA) runway extension was completed using 12 million cubic metres of soil to fill the swampy site proved that Malaysians had the capability to implement more major development projects.


JOIN ME FOR DESSERT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (second right) with Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud enjoy some cupcakes before Najib officially opened Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. The hotel had put together the tallest cupcake display, which was endorsed by The Malaysia Book of Records. On the left is Najib’s wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. – Photo by Kong Jun Liong

He said the advisor of the contractor Global Upline Sdn Bhd, Tan Sri Ting Pek Khiing, had emerged from a small-time contractor to what he is today due to hard work and perseverance.

“We have witnessed many cases of Malaysians capable of carrying out major infrastructure projects.

“As for Ting, he is renowned for accomplishing projects ahead of schedule and the BDC flyover is one of them,” he said, adding that contractors’ competency would contribute greatly to both the state and national economy.

Taib also lauded Ting for constructing Four Points, which had helped increase the number of hotel rooms in the city.

Earlier, Ting asserted that many Malaysian contractors were capable of implementing major development projects nationwide if they had the means as well as opportunities.

He felt that it was the coordination between the government and the private sector that would determine the possibility and later the success of various infrastructure development projects.

“Many contractors in the nation can deliver what the government wants. The key is coordination with and in the government. In the meantime, we, the contractors, have to gear up the effort to help the government achieve its goals.”

It was vital for contractors to complete their respective projects within the scheduled time or better, ahead of schedule, he said.

He added that such efficiency would help not only bring down the project cost but also build up or further boost confidence from the government.

“Anything that you want to do, with determination, it can be done,” he stressed.

On Four Points, Ting said the hotel was meant to be a “people’s hotel” so that the general communities could afford the expenses.

“Four Points is built to suit the public, making hotel services more affordable to people. It is now providing five-star services for customers who are charged with four-star expenses,” he said.

Four Points by Sheraton Kuching is strategically located 2km from KIA and 5km south of the city centre.

It has 421 spacious guestrooms that combine stylish comfort and functional design. Guests will also get to choose from six different room types.

Regarding the completion of the airport runway, he said it was a historical moment for all.

“Besides being a boost to eco-tourism in Sarawak, it is a milestone to many more successes,” he said before Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak officially opened Four Points by Sheraton.

Like Najib, he was confident that the extended runway would place Kuching city in a better position on the tourism map.

“With the support from the federal government, KIA is now capable of accommodating Airbus

380 and in the near future, it is hoped that more flights will come from Europe,” he said.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #1160
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