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In this picture on
one can see five flags (left to right): 1. Vinci, 2. SCA (Société
Concessionaire d'Aéroport), 3.
Cambodian flag, 4. UFE
#1, and 5. UFE #2.
Vinci "is a French concessions and construction company founded in 1899 as Société Générale d'Enterprises"". Sources: Wikipedia and Vinci. Its flag is the company logo on a white horizontal flag.
Regarding the SCA, "on July 6, 1995, the Royal Government of Cambodia signed a concession agreement with the French-Malaysian joint venture company Société Concessionaire d'Aééroport (SCA), also refered to as Cambodia Airports, to operate Phnom Penh (PNH - Pochentong International Airport).
SCA is 70 percent owned by French Groupe GTM and 30 percent by Muhibbah Masterron of Malaysia. Source: The Pochentong International Airport (on Wikipedia}. Its flag is its logo on a white horizontal flag.
Can anybody help identify the other two UFE's in this picture?
Esteban Rivera, 6 April 2014
Groupe GTM is owned by Vinci, I think. The "M" in the last flag sure looks
like that of Muhibbah Masteron (one "r").
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 April 2014
Correct, Vinci Construction acquired Groupe GTM in 2001. I believe
Muhibbah Masteron is a Malaysian and/or Cambodian Holding Company. The SCA (Société
Concessionnaire de l'Aéroport) administers and runs the airport, but is pretty
well is controlled by Vinci and Masteron. According to the
International Aiport Blog "SCA is 70% controlled by Vinci Group (Vinci) from
France and 30% by a local holding company, Muhibbah Masteron (Cambodia) Company
Limited (MMC). [The] Muhibbah Masteron (Cambodia) Company Limited (MMC) is 70%
owned by Muhibbah Engineering Berhad (MEB) and 30% owned by two local Cambodian
businessmen, Mr Okhna Kong Triv and Mr Okhna Hann Khieng. Contacts for Muhibbah
Masteron (Cambodia) Company Limited are very unclear, it could be a shell
Anyway I believe all these flags are corporate flags of the various companies controlling and operating the airport. Unfortunately, I can't make out all the flags clearly enough to be sure, but from left to right I'd agree that it would go Vinci, SCI, Cambodia, unknown, and MMC.
Pete Loeser, 13 April 2014
Muhibbah's current (official) name is Muhibbah
Engineering (M) Bhd, and it is a Malaysian company.
Esteban Rivera, 29 December 2015