Port to handle fuel oil to be established in Mandalay

Myanmar Energy Sector Development Public Company Limited will establish a port in Mandalay which meets international standards in loading and unloading of fuel oil. The project will be carried out near the confluence of the Ayeyawady and Dottawady rivers in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region. The construction of the buildings will take about a year. The […]

12 Companies Bid to Develop Infrastructure in Kyaukphyu SEZ

YANGOON — Eleven foreign companies and one local company have expressed interest in developing infrastructure for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Arakan State. Three of the companies will be awarded tenders, according to the tender selection board. “Currently, 12 companies have expressed interest. Some companies have merged with four or five other companies […]

Port trade surge forecast to accelerate: Myanmar Port Authority

The number of containers that pass through Yangon Ports annually has almost tripled over the past decade, according to the Myanmar Port Authority, which expects the rate to accelerate as more jetties are under construction or in the planning stages. In fiscal year 2003-2004, the ports handled 9.8 million tonnes of commodities. In FY 2012-2013 […]

Myanma Railways to Invite Tender to Build Dry Ports

State-run Myanma Railways will invite local and international businesses in August for an open tender to construct dry ports for the development of the local logistics sector. The project is expected to be finished in the current 2014-15 fiscal year, which will ensure access to dry ports and containerisation for rail transport, boosting connectivity for […]

Gov’t Drafts Action Plan for Inland Ports, Containerisation

Myanmar has drafted an action plan for the development of dry ports (inland ports) and containerisation of rail transport to ensure free flow of goods and provide new opportunities for international trade before implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. The action plan is set to be carried out in the current fiscal year […]

Desperately seeking bidders: Dawei SEZ

The massive Dawei project has taken a new twist, as no interested bidders have applied for concessions opened in February for three jobs: a dual-lane highway linking Thailand with the site in eastern Myanmar, a small port, and a 30,000-rai industrial estate. “The terms of reference for the three projects should be revised to make […]