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A billion Kyats plans for Chin State Airport
Chin State Government has provided 1 billion Kyat for the building of Surbung Airport in Falam Municipality, Chin State, said U Ngun Hsan Aung, Chin State Minister of Transport. The Chinese government plans to use 1 billion Kyat to support the implementation of the plan for the 2015-2016 year.
In order to guarantee a smooth building process, 200 persons, among them civil servants, chiefs from the surrounding towns, parish priests and youngsters, came to the area of the projects on 18 April and conducted a praying ceremonial. Of Burma's 14 states and territories, Chin State is the only one that does not yet have an airport.
China's Treasury Secretary U Nan Zamon said the state of Chin state intends to invest a further 84.023 billion Kyat in state road development in 2015-2016. In 7 Days News, he said that the Chin State population depends on road transportation and that 80.293 billion Kyat of the suggested road spending would come from the state budgets, while the other 3.731 billion Kyat would come from the state budgets of the CDU.
The streets in Chin State have deteriorated. Streets often fall and automobiles are often cycled. Every year there are dead and injured on the streets of Chin State. Out of 1,408 towns in the state of Chin, 810 have no street-connections. There are 360 towns in Paletwa municipality, 166 towns in Mindat municipality, 86 towns in Matupi municipality, 80 towns in Falam municipality, 29 towns in Tunzang municipality, 24 towns in Kanpetlet municipality, 14 towns in Hakha municipality, 5 towns in Htantlang municipality and 46 towns in Tiddim municipality.
Burma has three cosmopolitan airfields, 30 national and 36 inactive, a total of 69 of them.
Burma has three cosmopolitan airfields, 30 national and 36 inactive, a total of 69 of them. There is a rapid increase in the volume of flight travel on both national and intercontinental routes. To meet the growing demands, the airport must renew its infrastructures. The Myanmar Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) reports that the number of foreign travellers exploded between 2010 and 2016.
By 2016, the number had risen to almost 6.65 million and is set to increase to 30 million by 2030. Also the number of German travellers rose from 1.2 million to 4.6 million between 2010 and 2015. Following the one-year visit of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, 48 arrangements were made to extend the airport wing for cross-border services and general arrangements between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
In addition, the air services treaties between Myanmar and Bhutan, between Myanmar and the Netherlands and the outline treaty between Myanmar and Indonesia have been concluded. It currently has 32 intercontinental and eleven internal services. Myanmar National Airlines flags - MNA has been converted into a public limited company. Now MNA operates both national and foreign services, charter and stationary to make more cash.
Myanmar's air transport industry is highly competetive, especially among domestic carriers. There are a small number of aircraft owned by privately owned carriers. At present, the current state of the air transport industry is saturated, hindering commercial carriers from generating scale and reducing costs. GOM has spent $37 million on corporateization, re-branding and expansion of Myanmar National Airline service to make it more globally compete.
It is anticipated that the company will face strong competitors with overseas airlines in the commercial area. After several years of steady expansion, the country's aeronautical transport industry could consolidate. Myanmar's Department of Civil aviation (DCA) aims to reinforce the aerospace industry and its new policy agenda covers the improvement of infrastructures, the promotion of aerospace and the safeguarding or upgrading of aerospace industry contracts with global players, the United States included.
Myanmar now has 11 locally chartered carriers. Mijanma Airways is a purely global airline. Myanma National Airways (formerly Myanma Airways) is working with AviaSolutions, the advisory arm of GE Capital Services (GECAS), on reorganization, corporatization and re-branding. MNA ordered six new ATR 72-600 aircraft from ATR in 2014 to assist its internal growth.
In 2014, to ease its global growth, MNA and GECAS entered into a $1 billion contract to finance the leasing of 10 Boeing 737-800s, six of the latest generations of 737 MAX 8s. A number of airplanes have already been shipped to Myanmar and the remainder will be continued until 2020. The MNA is the biggest national airline in Myanmar serving over 30 targets with 18 airplanes.
Twenty-two overseas carriers flying to Yangon in 2016 represented 85% of all global air travel and in 2015 represented approximately 80% of Myanmar's global airspace. At present, Thailand is the biggest export contributor to the Myanmar air transport sector, followed by Singapore. With 12% Thai Airways/Thai Schmile has the highest percentage of the air transport industry, followed by Bangkok Airways with 11%, Thai Air Asia with 8%, Thai Nok Air with 6% and Malaysia Air Asia with 5.5%.
They have gained significant stakes in Myanmar's global tourism industry, mainly due to their hubs, the opportunity to lower rates and awareness of the city. With MNA planning to grow in North Asia, the fight against Japan, Korea and China are likely to be as tough as those already serving the Myanmar markets.
The Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group currently holds 62% of the overall seating and 23 of the 40 weekly services between Myanmar and Singapore are operated by SIA airlines, nine of which are Silk Air, seven by Singapore Airlines and seven by Tiger Air. Main sub-areasAirport infrastructure: A key objective of DCA's DCA strategy is to reinforce Myanmar's aeronautical infrastructures.
Yangon International Airport currently estimates its total passenger traffic at 2.7 million a year. GOM commissioned Pioneer Aerodrome Services with the modernization of Yangon International Airport for 150 million US dollars in 2014. Singapore's Yongnam Holdings, Changi Airport Planners and Engineers and the Japanese JGC Corporation were chosen by the Ministry of Transport to construct the airport in the Bago region, 850 kilometres from the centre of Yangon.
The Hanthawaddy International Airport, discontinued to be the biggest airport in the land, costs about $1. 1 billion to evolve and accommodates 12 million passengers per year in Stage 1 and 30 million annually in Stage 2. This new airport is to be fully functional by 2022.
The NLD government considers Hanthawaddy far away from Yangon, so they were planning to construct an airport in the Yangon South. Hanthawaddy's first stage, with a passenger traffic volume of 12 million per year, cost about $1.4 billion in 2014. Hanthawaddy is believed to be the airport of the near and distant past that Yangon needs.
By 2014, 46 companies replied to the ROI for the modernization of 30 German regional airport facilities. Tendering for other German airfields will gradually be awarded to multinational and municipal companies. Rakhine will launch a tender for the Mrauk-U airport to prevent any delay that could occur if the Rakhine authorities rely exclusively on state funding for building the airport, said Kyaw Aye Thein, state minister of planning and finance.
DCA is reinforcing its policy and developing the Myanmar Airport Authority Act to ensure that all airport infrastructural plans are implemented. It will govern airport operations and allow the privatisation of these. US companies are welcome to contribute to the development of industry standard, general air transport and airport infrastructures in Myanmar.
In 2012, the value of US civil aeroplanes, aero engine, parts and accessories imported into Myanmar was $25 million. By 2015, the value of imported goods had risen to over $98 million, clearly demonstrating the country's heavy call for US planes and overhauls.
The OpportunitiesDCA has a fourfold strategy for the further development of the industry: the liberalisation of the economy in the aeronautical industry, the strengthening of links between airlines, the promotion of airlines and the improvement of infrastructures.