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Myanmar has announced plans to build a new airport outside of Yangon as it looks to raise capacity to handle a surge in passengers flying on a host of new routes. 

Yangon airport, with annual capacity of 2.7 million passengers, will handle about 3 million this year. Capacity will be lifted to 5.3 million before the new airport opens.

The government called for bids from private investors in Hanthawaddy International Airport on a site 77 kilometres northeast of Yangon in an announcement in the state press last Monday.

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