MoTC plans to upgrade Nyaung-U, Thandwe aerodromes


The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has planned to upgrade the Nyaung-U aerodrome for the chartered planes to land safely and smoothly as well as Thandwe aerodrome to turn it into the Customs Aerodrome, said the Union Minister for Transport and Communications at Amyotha Hluttaw meeting held on 25 May.
“The Thandwe airport was extended in 2016-2017 fiscal year. The airport is to be turned into a Customs aerodrome, which is mainly dependent upon the annual fund. We are conducting other necessary upgrading and it is possibly named as Customs aerodrome after 2020-2021FY, said Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The Department of Civil Aviation will enter into a contract with KBZ Group and Hintha Group companies to upgrade Heho and Mawlamyine airports.
The private companies are selected to submit the tender to finalize the upgrading of three domestic airports including Heho, Kawthaung and Mawlamyine. The tenders have been granted to KBZ Group for Heho Airport, Hintha Group for Mawlamyine Airport and Golden Myanmar Airlines Public Company for Kawthaung Airport.
However, the Golden Myanmar Airlines Public Company gave up the upgrading project. So, the authorities called a new tender to substitute the Golden Myanmar Airlines Public Company. Under the joint venture programme, the international chartered planes will be allowed to land upon completion of the upgrading project, according to the Department of Civil Aviation. The estimated cost of the project is US$40 million for Heho airport, $36 million for Kawthaung airport and $20 million for Mawlamyine airport. —Aye Cho (Translated by Hay Mar)

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