Myanmar airport construction to start

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One of the designs proposed for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar is set to begin construction on the new Hanthawaddy International Airport in July 2013. The airport will be located in the central Bago region 90 kilometers from Yangon, local media reported on March 5.

Under the current plans, the new international facility will be able to handle 10 million passengers per year, alleviating the already overburdened Yangon International Airport, which currently only has an operating capacity of 2.5 million with plans to expand to a maximum capacity of 5.5 million, Thura Swiss, a Myanmar-based consultancy, has cited.

Seven international firms have already prequalified for tendering the construction of the new airport, planned to cover an area of over 3,645 hectares.

These firms will need to follow up by submitting formal tenders to acquire rights to develop the airport on a public-private partnership, a joint venture or build-operate- transfer basis.

The Hanthawaddy International Airport, which is slated to open in three years, will be the country’s fourth airport able to receive passengers from abroad after Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.

Myanmar is also carrying out a plan of privatising all domestic airport management businesses to promote the civil aviation industry.

There are also 29 regional airports in operation throughout Myanmar.

 

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One of the designs proposed for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar is set to begin construction on the new Hanthawaddy International Airport in July 2013. The airport will be located in the central Bago region 90 kilometers from Yangon, local media reported on March 5.

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Hanthawaddy
One of the designs proposed for the new Hanthawaddy International Airport

Myanmar is set to begin construction on the new Hanthawaddy International Airport in July 2013. The airport will be located in the central Bago region 90 kilometers from Yangon, local media reported on March 5.

Under the current plans, the new international facility will be able to handle 10 million passengers per year, alleviating the already overburdened Yangon International Airport, which currently only has an operating capacity of 2.5 million with plans to expand to a maximum capacity of 5.5 million, Thura Swiss, a Myanmar-based consultancy, has cited.

Seven international firms have already prequalified for tendering the construction of the new airport, planned to cover an area of over 3,645 hectares.

These firms will need to follow up by submitting formal tenders to acquire rights to develop the airport on a public-private partnership, a joint venture or build-operate- transfer basis.

The Hanthawaddy International Airport, which is slated to open in three years, will be the country’s fourth airport able to receive passengers from abroad after Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.

Myanmar is also carrying out a plan of privatising all domestic airport management businesses to promote the civil aviation industry.

There are also 29 regional airports in operation throughout Myanmar.

 

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