Twenty-seven new piers planned in Thilawa SEZ by 2020

Construction of 27 piers in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will begin this year for completion by 2020, according to a report in yesterday’s Myawady Daily newspaper.

Some piers are used for general cargo while others are designated for specific goods. Five piers are expected to be completed by 2018.

Six new piers were established in 1997, and in 2010 four more piers were opened for loading and unloading petroleum.

Thilawa Port can accommodate ships with 20,000 deadweight tonnes, overall length of 200 meters and a nine-meter draft.

Yangon ports can accommodate ships with 15,000 deadweight tonnes, 167-meter length overall and a nine-meter draft.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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