10 -2 -2014 To 16- 2-2014
The Myauk Oo airfield in Rakhine State will be renovated in this year with the purpose of increasing the tourist arrivals, said by the Deputy minister Dr. Tin Shwe from the Ministry of hotels and tourism.
This renovation of airport was answered by the deputy minister according to the questions of whether the airport will be constructed or not asked by the MP’s (Member of Parliament) U Kyaw Kyaw from the no (2) Rakhine State in the Amyo Thar Hluttaw.
Dr. Tin Shwe applied, “As the repairing process, we will start with the measurement of ground level, environmental situation and land situation.”
MP’s U Kyaw Kyaw said that,” Myauk Oo city is attracted with historical pagodas and significant places to the tourists but the transportation is only available with water and motor way so the tourist arrivals is still decreased.
“Locals are expected to improve the tourism industry,” he applied.
The airport was constructed with the length of 2500 feet, the width of 100 feet with the land and without maintenance, the airfield is impossible to land, announced by the transportation ministry.
The tourist arrivals in Myauk Oo city in Rakhine State is 339 numbers in 2012 but on 2013, the number increased to 646 number then the six hotels are supported with 149 rooms, announced by the ministry of hotels and tourism.
Source : Traveller journal