New airport to take 12 million passengers per year

Construction on a new international airport in Burma is due to begin in 2016, with completion scheduled for 2020. Hanthawaddy International Airport in Pegu [Bago], around 70 km north of Rangoon, will be capable of processing 12 million passengers per year, and have the capacity to land large aircraft such as Airbus 380s. The project is headed by Changi Airport Planners and Engineers and Yongnam Holdings, both of Singapore, along with Japan’s JGC Corp, after government negotiations with the previous bid-winners collapsed.