JICA is carrying out feasibility study for the construction of Hantharwady International Airport, but the construction work has not launched yet. But there are rumours that stones for construction are supplying to the construction sites, announced by the Ministry of Transportation through State medics. The department neither invited tender nor granted permission to anyone for the supply of stones for airport construction. Not to lose benefit for public and entrepreneurs because of this rumour, we announced through state owned newspaper, if the project launches, we will announce in due course,” said an officer from Department of Civil Aviation. DCA is still discussing for the signing of Frame Work Agreement with tender winner JGC Yongnam- CAL Consortium for the implementation of Hantharwady Airport, the largest airport in Myanmar. The Airport is 81 km from Yangon, near KyaukTaingKan Village, Bago Township; the site to cover 9,690-acre land. The new airport can handle such as Airbus A 380, the biggest passenger airplane and track aided technology and telecommunications. The airport is available to cope with 12 million passengers. This project is aimed to support upcoming Hantharwady International Airport and to facilitate tourists and foreign visitors landing from the airport to Yangon and places in lower Myanmar.
Source : The traveller Vol 3, No.8 From August3 To August 9, 2015