Spanning a vital geographic area and sharing borders with India, China, Thailand, Bangladesh and Laos, Myanmar is poised to see its transport sector post double-digit growth in the coming years. The sector is bolstered by surging air passenger and trade volumes, and rising urbanisation. Additionally, ageing road and rail networks, urban and port congestion, and a lack of multi-modal connectivity have made rising transport costs a major impediment to new foreign investment. The government is moving to address these challenges through delivery of its National Transport Master Plan, which should see huge public investment in new transport infrastructure in the coming years.
This chapter contains an interview with U Than Tun, CEO, Myanmar National Airlines.