Yangon builds eight wharfs within three-year time

Authorities built eight new wharfs in Yangon within three-year time and the cargo handling process is being carried out with 41 wharfs, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).

Myanmar coast has 1,385 miles in length and nine ports are built along the coastal area. Yangon port is a major port and handling more than 90 per cent of international maritime trade.

The new eight wharfs are 200-meter long Green Asia wharf, Elite Petrochemical wharf, Wilmar International wharf, International Bulk Terminal Thilawa and 135-meter long Puma Energy Asia Sun wharf, two 400-meter long wharfs in Thilawa and 80-meter long Kyimyindaing International Port Terminal.

The MPA handled 3,220,370 containers and 36,364,694 tons from April 2016 to March 2019.

The MPA developed 37 (200*750 meters) land plots in Thilawa harbour and invited local and foreign investors to implement the development of the harbour.

The project includes a steel jacket type main bridge, three smaller bridges, dockyard buildings, the purchase of two quay cranes, six RTGs, three reach stackers, six trailers and six chassis worth about US$200 million.

Source: Eleven Media

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