Kawthoung, 21 January
A coordination meeting on upgrade Kawthoung Airport was held at an office of Kawthoung Township Administrator this morning.
Present on the occasion were secretary of Taninthayi Regional Government, Regional Administrator U Khin Maung Kyaw, members of Kawthoung District Land Confiscation Committee, members of Land Survey Team and departmental personnel.
Regional Administrator U Khin Maung Kyaw said that many visitors came to Kawthoung via airway. Therefore, with the aim of convenience for the visitors, the airport will be upgraded and its area will be expanded.
At the meeting, officials from the District Agricultural Land Management and Statistics clarified the ground situation and land area which are needed for the expansion of airport. Next, a responsible person of Kawthoung Airport, members of the airport upgrade project and departmental personnel discussed the needs of the project.
The current airport is located on 164 acres of land and length of its runway is 6000 ft. Now, arrangements are being to expand its area to over 390 acres and to extend its runway to over 2500 ft.
Kyaw Soe (Kawthoung)
Translated by Suyee