Surbung airport set to open as planned in June
The government of Chin State said that the Surbung airport constructed near Falam town would kick off its service in June this year.
State Minister Soe Htet was quoted by Chin World Media as saying that the airport construction would be completed at the end of May and the opening ceremony would be organized in June 2020.
He admitted that the construction process had been slowed down because of the COVID-19 outbreak, adding, “We will go ahead according to our initial plan. There are over 300 people working now.”
Prevention measures against COVID-19 infection for the airport construction workers have been taken to ensure their safety by putting them in a separate place where no one is allowed to go, according to the State minister.
In February this year, Vice President Henry Van Thio inspected the airport construction as part of his visit to Chin State, highlighting the importance of its completion on time.
The K37 billion airport will be the first in the least developed State of the country, aiming to boost tourism and accessibility to the mountainous region bordering India and Bangladesh.
Located near Falam Town at the height of 1,830 meters above sea level, the Surbung airport is planned to have a runway with 1,830 meters long and 30 meters wide.#