Chin State to get airport

27 November 2019
Chin State to get airport
A file photo shows an aerial view of Tiddim City, Chin State. Photo: MNA

Myanmar is building an airport in the mountainous Falam township of Chin state to bring more tourists to the region. Xinhua reported.

The authorities are using a state budget of 19.93 billion kyats (13.28 million U.S. dollars) for the first phase of the Surbung Airport project, according to the Department of Civil Aviation late on Monday.

Runways, terminals and navigation facilities are being built and 58.3 percent of the airport construction work are said to have been completed.

It is hard for people to move within the state due to the lack of reliable transport infrastructure and in the monsoon season, landslide and floods make it almost impossible to travel.