Friday, June 23, 2017

Completion of MraukU aerodrome construction project in Rakhine planned for 2021

June 22, 2017
Construction of a new aerodrome in Rahkine State is scheduled for completion 2021 with an aim to develop the tourism industry, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday.

The construction of MraukU airfield started on the eastern side of the city along the Sittway-Yangon highway near Nankyar village in 2015.

The original MraukU airport was located in an ancient archaeological zone. Therefore, the new MraukU airport is being constructed in the area away from the ancient archaeological zone. Currently, the airport’s runway path has already been cleared. Upon completion of the new MraukU airport, the number of local and foreign visitors is expected to increase.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications project will include renovations to Manaung airport and extensions of Sittway airport’s 6,000-foot runway to 7,600 feet, and Kyaukpyu airport 4,620-foot runway to 7,500 feet. The ministry will also repave an 8,000-foot runway in Thandwe airport.

Rakhine State is one of Myanmar’s least developed states, but holds promise as a tourist haven due to its long coastline and wilderness areas. Most tourists visit MraukU by airplane.

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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