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Myanmar strives to develop

18 February 2019

More must be done to liberalise the air transport market in Myanmar, a government minister has admitted.

Speaking recently in Mumbai during an aviation summit, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo noted that the aviation sector in Myanmar “has not fared too well, partly due to our closed-door policy” until recent years.

Myanmar now has air services agreements in place with China and the 10-country ASEAN bloc, but Myo said that only 22 out of 49 bilateral deals are being utilised.

He added that the aviation sector in Myanmar faces financial and technological constraints, as well as “challenges from more airlines [operating] in the region”.

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