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Published on Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:19
Photo shows a model of Hanthawaddy International Airport
Myanmar’s halted Hanthawaddy International Airport project will be resumed in 2013 to accommodate growing numbers of visitors.
“A brand new airport must be built to accommodate the increasing numbers of travelers,” said Minister of Transport U Nyan Htun Aung at the Aviation Development National Stage Conference, held at Nay Pyi Taw last week.
He explained that Yangon and Mandalay airports have received growing numbers of travelers every year.
Analysts have calculated Yangon International Airport will have about 8 million travelers in three years. To manage the increasing numbers of travelers, Hanthawaddy International Airport, which is set to accommodate 25 millions of travelers, will be completed to operate in three years.
The Hanthawaddy International Airport project is located about 50 miles away from Yangon, 2 miles west of Bago, a capital city of Bago Region. The project, which was started under the construction of Archon & Interregional Investment Ltd. of Korea on March 21, 1994, was subsequently halted.
In the first phase of the construction, the government aim to design the airport to accommodate the capacity of 10 million travelers. In that phase, they will build one runway and on structure on one part of the compound, while the other part will be reserved to expand depending on incoming numbers of travelers. Any expansion project will be done in its second phase.