A new international airport in Myanmar, the south-east Asian nation facing condemnation over the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya minority group, is to open by 2020, with construction plans to be finalised by next month, the country’s department of civil aviation has said.
Hanthawaddy International, located in the Bago region around 50 miles outside Yangon, will become the country's fourth international hub, and will have an initial capacity of 12 million passengers a year, a number that is eventually projected to rise to 30 million.
The £1.1billion project has been undertaken by new developers since 2014, including Changi Airport Planners and Engineers, the group behind Singapore’s main aviation hub (named the world’s best for five consecutive years in the latest World Airport Awards) and Japan’s JGC Corporation.
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