​Construction of Dala Bridge still waylaid by disagreements

13 June 18 - Six years after it was mooted, a plan to construct a bridge connecting Dala township in southern Yangon to downtown Yangon has yet to be implemented owing to disagreements about measurements between the Ministry of Construction (MOC) and Myanma Port Authority (MPA), which is under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The ...
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Myanmar keen not to lose Kyaukpyu Port to China

​12 June 18 -  The Government of Myanmar is reported to be re-evaluating a Chinese investment project to develop the deep-water port of Kyaukpyu because of rising costs.  According to the Singapore daily Sinchew, the Kyaukpyu Port project is a part of China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative. Beijing has invested an estimated USD 9 bil...
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Myanmar builds US$20.9 M worth offshore fixed pilot station

​11 June 18 -  Myanmar is building a US$20.9 million worth offshore fixed pilot station, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA).  International bulk carriers enters Yangon port from the mouth of the sea 67 kilometers away from Yangon.  Chief navigation officers from the MPA gave command and controlled the carriers to enter and exit...
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Construction of new multi-purpose port in Yangon proposed in parliament

​11 June 18 -  A proposal to construct a multi-purpose port in Kawhmu township, southwestern Yangon, was submitted to the Yangon Regional Parliament by U Zaw Aye Maung, Rakhine ethnic minister last week. "Yangon is the gateway to trade and handles up to 95 percent of the country's imports and exports. The current port capacity in Yangon and Th...
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Yangon Region submits plan to set up multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township

​7 June 18 - The Yangon Region Government has submitted plans to implement a multipurpose terminal in Kawhmu Township in the southern Yangon Region. It aims to increase foreign currency earnings, create more job opportunities, facilitate export/import and cut transaction costs, explained U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine...
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Chief Minister of Yangon visited The Netherlands

7 June 18 - To strengthen the ongoing water collaboration between Myanmar and The Netherlands the Chief Minister of Yangon Region, H.E. Phyo Min Thein visited The Netherlands this week with the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Environment and Forest, H.E. U Han Htoon and the Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transportation and Communicatio...
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Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

5 June 18 -  The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city's outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein first revealed plans for the new ind...
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Mandalay port development project to begin by end of year

​4 June 18 -  Construction of the Mandalay port development project aimed at developing waterway trading in Mandalay Region will begin at the end of this year, said an official from the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems. The US$38 million project is being conducted in cooperation with the Japan International Coope...
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Coastal areas need balance between development and conservation

​17 May 18 -  Vice President U Myint Swe has called for negotiation and cooperation between development and conservation groups when infrastructure is built in coastal areas and in other parts of the country. He made the remark in his address at the fourth meeting of the national level Central Committee for the Administration and Management of...
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Integrated Sustainable Port Design Framework Development Port Master plan

This report, the title of Integrated Sustainable Port Design Framework Development Port Master plan, is the public version of Master of Science Thesis in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Managements at the Delft University of Technology and National University of Singapore, done by Zhen Zhen Zheng.     Download PDF File Here

Myanmar Maritime Quickscan

This study was issued by Dutch Maritime Network and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. This aim of this study is to present the current state of play in the maritime sector of Myanmar, with a specific on: Port and Terminals Inland Shipping Shipbuilding Offshore Fisheries Maritime Education Financial Climate As much as possibl...
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Smart Port - Smart Future

This presentation of the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge describing how a smart port is, will give you insights how a smart port can benefit its localities and create a smart future.     Download PDF File Here

Coastal port agency computerises system

1 May 18 - Myanma Port Authority, under the Ministry of Transport and Communications, launched its Port Electronic Data Interchange (Port EDI) system on April 30. The adoption will computerise the entire system and enhance the efficiency of trade and logistics in the coastal ports. The launch ceremony was held at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on ...
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