Five Japanese companies have concluded an agreement with Myanmar’s aviation authorities to improve the Southeast Asian nation’s airport infrastructure, it was announced on Sept. 20.
The five are Sumitomo Corp., NEC Corp., NEC Networks & System Integration Corp., Toshiba Corp. and Morita Corp.
Called the “Project for Improvement of Nationwide Airport Safety and Security,” the aim is to satisfy the International Civil Aviation Organization’s safety standards and modernize the equipment at major airports, such as in Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and Dawei.
Sumitomo will coordinate the procurement and installment of needed equipment such as Doppler VHF omnidirectional radio range beacons, flight procedure design systems and communication control units to improve air traffic safety, as well as firefighting equipment, X-ray screening machines and explosive detection devices.
Aviation demand in Myanmar is increasing each year in both the number of passengers and the volume of cargo as it achieves greater economic development.