Singapore group wins bid for new Myanmar airport

YANGON (AFP) – A Singaporean-led group has won a $1.4 bn bid to build a second international airport in Myanmars commercial hub Yangon, authorities said Wednesday, as the long-isolated nation gears up for a dramatic increase in foreign arrivals.The winning consortium, which includes Singapore-based engineering and construction group Yongnam and a subsidiary of Singapores Changi airport, will build and run Hanthawaddy International on the outskirts of Yangon by December 2019, according to Myanmars civil aviation department.Hanthawaddy International, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) northeast of downtown Yangon, is projected to handle around 12 million passengers a year — a huge leap …read more

Source: Dunya TV

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