Menteri hal ehwal ekonomi itu berkata, Pihak Berkuasa Pelaksanaan Koridor Utara sedang meneliti cadangan itu, sebelum dipertimbangkan di peringkat kementerian berkaitan.
Kementerian itu merujuk laporan mengenai rancangan kerajaan membina lapangan terbang baru bagi utara Semenanjung Malaysia.
Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Chow Kon Yeow mengubah pendiriannya untuk negeri itu mempunyai sebuah lagi lapangan terbang.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow appears to change his tune on having another airport in the area.
Beliau menyangkal dakwaan dia membantah projek itu semasa menjadi ketua menteri tetapi menyokongnya apabila menjadi menteri kewangan.
He refutes critics who say he objected to the airport during his time as Penang CM but supported it after becoming finance minister.
The finance minister insists that the proposed airport in Kulim will have no economic impact on Penang.
If billions of ringgit are going to be spent on an airport, it shouldn't be just for the purposes of cargo.
CM Chow Kon Yeow says the state is also bracing for the possibility of having to shut down PIA if the Kulim facility turns out to be bigger and more sophisticated.
Ketua menteri Pulau Pinang berkata, Consortium CPG Consultants Pte Ltd dan AHS Architects Sdn Bhd dilantik sebagai perunding projek pembesaran dan menaik taraf PIA menerusi tender terbuka pada 15 Februari lalu.
Chief minister Chow Kon Yeow says the Penang airport will be able to handle 12 million passengers per year once work is finished, compared to 6.5 million now.
Both the projects, for airports in Penang and Kulim, will be carried out through the private finance initiative, says the finance minister.
The government is studying a plan to build a second airport in 30 years' time as it is running out of space to expand the existing one.
Talks with AirAsia and MAHB to build a new terminal based on a public-private partnership ongoing, says finance minister.
The number of passengers at Penang International Airport rose 8% last year to 7.2 million people, which is far more than the 6.5 million capacity, says Penang CM.
Penang CM says he had thanked PM for announcing upgrade as part of 2018 Budget.
With airport exceeding annual capacity for two years running, PCCC chief says upgrade should double existing capacity and add two new runways.
Penang chief minister says based on the growth rate for the first five months of 2017, the proposed capacity for 10 million passengers will be exceeded before 2023.
Penang International Airport needs to be expanded as it is already bursting at its seams hitting 6.5 million passenger capacity, says chief minister.
Seri Delima assemblyman Rayer says the entire Penang airport requires a structural check to see whether the building is safe and up to mark.