Surbung Airport in Falam sees over 50 percent complete

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The view of Surbung Airport in Falam, Chin State which is under construction.  Photo: YaMaNya

About 53 per cent of the Surbung Airport in Falam has been completed, according to the Aviation Department.
The project was started in 2016, and out of 6,000 ft of runway, 4,000 ft have been constructed.
“Upon completion of the Surbung Airport, the socio-economy of Chin State would be uplifted and rescue works in Chin State would be sped up,” said Director U Kyaw Soe of the Department of Civil Aviation.
Falam Airport is situated in the middle of Chin State and towns such as Falam, Haka, Thantlang and Tiddim can reach all airports in other states and regions thorugh here.
Once this airport is completed it will become the aerial gateway of Chin State and enable visitors to come much more quickly.
Falam Airport is situated on Surbung mountain range located 8.5 miles northwest of Falam Town and is at an altitude of 6,000 ft above sea level. The airport runway is 6,000 ft long and 100 ft wide and is a Flexible Pavement type runway.
The permitted load of the runway is 50,000 pounds and the airport is constructed with a budget of K28 billion. The first phase will be completed in 2021, by which planes will be able to begin landing. —Yamanya
(Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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