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Govt still keen to build international airport in Bago

The government is still expecting to build Hantharwaddy International Airport in Bago with support from the Japanese, said U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “As Hantharwaddy is an essential airport, we’ve been trying hard to get construction started. We are seeking help from Japan to manage the construction of […]

US$96 million for first phase upgrades of three airports

A raft of agreements between the government and private firms are expected to be signed this month for the upgrading of three regional airports to international standards. The three airports concerned – Heho airport in Shan State, Mawlamyine airport in Mon State and Kawthaung in Tanintharyi Division – will be upgraded to boost regional development […]

Hong Kong carrier suspends Mandalay flights due to concerns over fuel quality

Hong Kong budget airline HK Express started flights to Mandalaythis week, but will suspend operations to the new destination in October because of issues with fuel quality at Mandalay airport, Department of Civil Aviation officials told The Myanmar Times. The firm began flights from Yangon to Hong Kong on September 1, and started a two-month run of […]

Slow liftoff for helicopter association as market grows

The Myanmar Helicopter Association was launched last week at the Heliops Myanmar Conference and Exhibition in Yangon, with a view to developing helicopter operations across the country. The newly formed association will be led by U Tin Aye, who aims to take on negotiatons between international companies and the Myanmar government to facilitate development of […]

Hughes, Honeywell Expanding PBN Deployment at Myanmar Airports

Hughes Aerospace and Honeywell Aerospace have announced a partnership with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation to bring Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures to the nation’s busiest airports. In recent years, both companies have embarked on a global initiative to assist airports with redesigning the airways within their airspace to allow them to move away from […]

Ministry of Transport: Yongnam-CAPE-JGC Successful Tenderer for Hanthawaddy International Airport Project

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT Announcement of Successful Tenderer for Hanthawaddy International Airport Project The Department of Civil Aviation had announced Incheon Airport Consortium and Yongnam-CAPE-JGC Consortium as the successful tenderer and back up tenderer respectively for the Hanthawaddy International Airport Project on […]

Ministry of Transport invites aircraft fuel distribution tender, closing date: 9th June 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Transport Aircraft Fuel Distribution Invitation to submit expression of Interest from Developers 1. In line with the Aviation Development Plan, the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has been implementing the […]

Govt Denies Report of Helicopter Maker’s Yangon Factory Plans

YANGON — Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow a foreign helicopter company to open manufacturing operations in Yangon, refuting a recent report by the local Yangon Times daily. On Monday, the Yangon Times reported that US-based Robinson Helicopter Company was planning to open a factory in either Thanlyin or […]

Govt Invites Private Investors to Upgrade 30 Domestic Airports

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list YANGON — The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) announced on Wednesday that it plans to use local and foreign private investors to upgrade 30 of Myanmar’s 69 domestic airports in a bid to improve the country’s underdeveloped airport capacity and infrastructure. “We want to stop using the government […]

Local airports to be handed over to private sector

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. YANGON—Local airports in Myanmar are being allowed to approach private companies to handle their operations, according to the Directorate of Myanmar Aviation Department. There are 69 domestic airports in Myanmar. Among them, only 32 airports including Nay Pyi […]