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Work on the new Hanthawaddy Airport has stopped after the Japanese government, which co-finances the project, discontinued development aid. The decision was taken following the February 1 military coup and subsequent deadly crackdown on protesters. Located around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Yangon, Hanthawaddy Airport is expected to replace the Yangon International Airport, which before Covid, was operating near capacity. The new airport will cost between USD 1.5 billion and USD 2 billion to develop, and when complete, will be the biggest airport in Myanmar. Construction and initial feasibility studies of the Hanthawaddy Airport in Bago had commenced in August last year. The first phase of the new airport, a joint venture between Myanmar and Japan, was slated to be complete in 2027 with help from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The plans call for the construction of a runway of 3600 meters (11,811 feet), a terminal with an annual capacity of 12 million passengers, and a total of 42 aircraft stands. In the second phase a parallel runway will be constructed. The Hanthawaddy Airport project was first launched in the early 1990s but had difficulties securing the finances needed to take off. A tender for the project, to be implemented under a Public Private Partnership, was initiated in 2012. A South Korean consortium led by Incheon International Airport Corporation won but disagreements led to a fresh tender being launched in 2014. This was subsequently won by a Japanese-Singaporean consortium that included Changi Airports International. The agreement expired in 2018 with construction yet to commence. #1149.1