Second consortium invited to negotiate for Hanthawaddy International Airport concession

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Second consortium invited to negotiate for Hanthawaddy International Airport concession

A consortium including Singapore's Changi Airport Planners and Yongnam Holdings Inc has been invited by the government of Myanmar to re-enter negotiations for the Hanthawaddy International Airport concession.

JGC Corporation (Japan) and Pac Link Trading (Myammar) are also part of the consortium.

In August a consortium led by South Korea's Incheon International Airport Corp was named as preferred bidder to build Hanthawaddy International Airport (HIA), but discussions have since broken down.

Changi Airport's consortium was named as a back-up tenderer for HIA by the Tender Selection Committee of the Myanmar Ministry of Transport.

The project will be developed on a design, construction, operation and maintenance basis for a period of 30 years.

The project involves the construction of a runway of 3,600m capable of accommodating aircraft like the B747 and A340, a full parallel support taxiway, 25 contact aircraft stands and 17 remote aircraft stands. Also included is the installation of an advance baggage handling system, and the provision of other ancillary airport support systems such as underground fuel hydrant installation, sewage treatment plant, car parking facilities, utility tunnel and emergency power station.

Hanthawaddy International Airport will be the fourth international airport in Myanmar, after that of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, and is located approximately 10 km west of the Bago township and 80 km from Yangon.

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