Airport construction site surveyed near Hakha
12 March 2014: The authorities have carried out a survey on a site on the outskirts of Hakha town, Chin State for construction of a domestic airport.
A government employee in Hakha told Chinland Guardian that the survey was conducted yesterday and that it was the second time the place had been studied for the new project.
Officials from the Department of Civil Aviation under the Ministry of Transport arrived in the Chin capital last weekend, according to the Chinland Post.
The Hakha employee added that members of different government departments and community leaders were also invited and took part in the survey.
The site has been identified as a sloping hill near Rihkuangtlang cemetery although detailed information is still unavailable.
Late last month, U Tin Naing Tun, Director General of the Department of Civil Aviation, and government officials including Hung Ngai, Chief Minister of the Chin State government, visited Mount Surbung, another airport site surveyed near Falam town.
Chin State, Burma’s least developed region and sharing international borders with Bangladesh and India, remains the only state in the country that does not have a single airport.
Burma has a network of 41 airports including three international airports, according to a 2013 report by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.#