Bidding race for new Myanmar airport started

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One design draft for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar’s mega-project of a new airport – Hanthawadyd International Airport located 50 kilometers north of Yangon – is set to commence construction in September 2013, with four firms already on the bidder list.

Korea’s Incheon Airport Consortium, UK-led Yongram-CAPE-JGC consortium, France’s Vinci Airport and Japan’s Taisei Corporation submitted their proposals for the $1 billion contract, the Myanmar Ministry of Transport said. The winner will be announced later in July.

The Hanthawaddy International Airport is planned to be located on 3,640 hectares on the site of an aged airfield that was built by the Japanese during World War II. It is slated to be completed by 2017.

Awaiting a surge in tourism arrivals, the airport will be designed to accommodate Airbus A-380 and cargo planes and handle 12 million passengers per year, expandable for arrival of 35 million passengers per year. It will be the fourth international airport in the country after besides Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.

Yangon airport will also be upgraded to handle a capacity of 6 million passengers per year, up from 2.7 million passengers as of now.

 

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One design draft for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar’s mega-project of a new airport – Hanthawadyd International Airport located 50 kilometers north of Yangon – is set to commence construction in September 2013, with four firms already on the bidder list.

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One design draft for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar’s mega-project of a new airport – Hanthawadyd International Airport located 50 kilometers north of Yangon – is set to commence construction in September 2013, with four firms already on the bidder list.

Korea’s Incheon Airport Consortium, UK-led Yongram-CAPE-JGC consortium, France’s Vinci Airport and Japan’s Taisei Corporation submitted their proposals for the $1 billion contract, the Myanmar Ministry of Transport said. The winner will be announced later in July.

The Hanthawaddy International Airport is planned to be located on 3,640 hectares on the site of an aged airfield that was built by the Japanese during World War II. It is slated to be completed by 2017.

Awaiting a surge in tourism arrivals, the airport will be designed to accommodate Airbus A-380 and cargo planes and handle 12 million passengers per year, expandable for arrival of 35 million passengers per year. It will be the fourth international airport in the country after besides Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.

Yangon airport will also be upgraded to handle a capacity of 6 million passengers per year, up from 2.7 million passengers as of now.

 

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