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For the facilitation of foreign and local travellers non-airport five towns are selected to construct airports depending on requirement in aviation sector, learnt per source of Directorate of Civil Aviation.
Currently, Hantharwaddy Airport (Bago Region) is under construction. The upcoming airports will be set up in Naungmon (Kachin State), Pa-pun (Kayin State), Man-aung (Rakhine State) and Coco Islands (Yangon Region). Tenders will be invited to private companies at the end of 2014 for the construction of airfields.
Moreover, within 2014-15 financial year Nay Pyi Taw International Airport and airports at Myitkyina, Kalay, Loikaw and Minesett will be upgraded.
Such upgrade and new extension are carried out with the aim for receiving nearly 600,000 local and foreign visitors in 2014-15 through airports. Last year, there were nearly 500,000 foreign and local travellers used airports .
By reconstructing new airports, the number of travellers will be high up and international standard high-tech security will be established. Appropriate service is needed as business in Myanmar widens.
Most visitors arrive at Nyaung U, Heho, Tachilek ,Putao, Thandwe and Dawei among 33 local airports. Myanmar has 69 airports in total. At present, 33 airports with 3 international airports and 30 local airports accommodate service to passengers.
Source from traveller, 14 to 20,July,2014