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Former US Diplomat Arrives in Burma to Seek Business Contract

29 April 2013

Kurt Campbell, a former top US diplomat who until recently dealt with Burma, arrived in Naypyidaw on Friday to lobby for a huge contract to overhaul Rangoon’s international airport, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reports. He was welcomed by Burmese Vice-President Nyan Tun and several deputy ministers. Campbell, the former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, started a company called the Asia Group last year. The firm is lobbying on behalf of an American consortium, including Boeing Professional Services, Burns & McDonnell Engineering and Fentress Architects, that wants to upgrade Rangoon’s airport.