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Myanmar plans to resume construction of second airport

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last Update: 5 years ago
  • Yangon, Yangon Division, Myanmar

Myanmar plans to resume the construction of the country's second airport.

The construction work on Hanthawaddy International Airport began in 1994, but was halted in 2003. So far, more than eighty percent of the groundwork at the site has been completed.

The airport, which is to be opened in 2016, will be nine times larger than the currently solely operating Yangon International Airport.

Since the release of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2010, Myanmar is slowly opening its borders to the international community after years of isolation under the rule of the military junta.

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