Apr 10, 2014

Germany to help Myanmar carry out airport project

Germany will provide technical and financial assistance to Myanmar’s new international airport project of Hantharwaddy in Bago region, local media Weekly Eleven News reported Monday.

Two German companies Obermeyar Planen + Beraten GmbH and Gnip International have applied for pre-qualification for the construction of the Hantharwaddy International Airport, which is set to start by 2013.

The airport covering over 3,645 hectares will be the fourth of its kind in Myanmar after that of Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.

Besides airport extension, Germany will also make investment in construction and maintenance of ports in Myanmar.

Germany is known as the second largest donor to Myanmar after Japan with Myanmar still owing it an estimated 700 million euro in unpaid debt, according to German sources.

Source: Xinhua