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Burma opens its new capital city' s multinational airfield
After Mandalay and the trading capital Yangon, Naypyitaw will be the third Myanmar global aviation hub. It was designed by Burma's Asia World building contractor with the support of Singaporean consulting engineers CPG Consultants Pte. Goverment resources said China provided funding for the scheme, the costs of which have not been made known.
The event was opened to bring together the production of the 4th Greater Mekong Subregion Peak, consisting of Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and China, in the town. The building began in April 2007, two years after the then army regime declared it would move the capital from Yangon to Naypyitaw, a mysterious town on a hilltop about 390 km further to the north.
The Ministry of Transport states that the international airports have a 3.6 km long take-off and landing strip, a 69 m high watchtower and 10 jetways and can operate 50,000 to 65,000 aircraft per year. Yangon's major Yangon International Airports has a total annual traffic volume of 2.7 million people.
Myanmar: Bomb blast in the capital of restless Rakhine State
In Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar's troubled Rakhine region, three bombings have gone off, according to MEPs. Last year, more than half a million mainly Muslim Rohingya from Rakhine escaped the demolition of their houses, what the UN described as ethnical purification. Rohingya communities were burnt and several thousand lives were lost in retribution after Rohingya fighters launched a string of assaults on policemen at outstations.
Myanmar's army says it is struggling against fighters and denying that it is directed against the civilian population. Tensions also arose between the agencies and the Rakhine Buddhists after seven men were murdered last months when fire opened on a large number attempting to confiscate a municipal administration bureau. A Rakhine ethnical insurgent group in the state swore revenge for the death of the demonstrators, the AFP press news service reported.
The Sittwe is about 100 km southwards of the place where most of the Rohingya force took place. The majority of Sittwe's Rohingya inhabitants abandoned their homeland after a period of worship in 2012. Over 100,000 still live in detention centres outside the town. Regardless of this, the use of satellites indicates that whole Rohingya communities, many of which have already been fire-ravaged, have been totally terrorised, says the Human Rights Group.
He said the seeming demolition of houses erased proof of judicial rights from exile Rohingya.