Thirty domestic airports to be privatised

Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has recently released a list of 30 domestic airports due to be privatised.

The department said that priority will be given to companies which rate able to operate the whole airport. Opportunities are also available for companies wishing to operate under join partnerships.

“We will soon invite tender to choose private companies for the airport privatisation. We will choose a private company which is financially and technically strong enough to run an airport,” said Tin Naing Tun, the director general from the DCA.

Some of the airports listed include: Bagan, Nyaung Oo, Heho, Dawei, Putao, Mongsat, Kawthaung, Myitkyina, Pathein, Myeik, Bahmo, Lashio, Bopyin, Kalay, Magwe, Mawlamyaing, Khandi, Pakoukku, Hpa-an, Homalin, Kyaukhtu, Ange Sakan, Loikaw, Ann, Ko Ko Island, Monywa, Sittwe, Thadwe, Tarchilek, Kyaing Tong and Kyaukphyu.

A selected company will not be able to upgrade a domestic airport to an international one. The department also said it will not allow a 100% foreign investment to run an airport, and the company must follow a respective investment for the business.

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