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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 […]

Myanmar to form coast guard to strengthen maritime security

Myanmar is deliberating to form coast guard in order to strengthen maritime security, Deputy Minister of Defense Rear-Admiral Myint Nwe said. The navy is currently assuming the duties pertaining to coast guard as Myanmar does not have one yet, Myint Nwe told the session of the House of Representatives (Lower House) in the capital of […]

Myanmar to establish coast guard to boost maritime safety

Myanmar will soon establish a coast guard to protect its over 2000-kilometre-long coastline and territorial waters, news reports said. Minister of Transport and Communication U Thant Zin Maung was quoted by China’s Xinhua state news agency as saying that the new law enforcement body will also ensure the safety of sea routes, especially in areas […]

Maritime spat to aid rice exporters

Growing tensions in the South China Sea in recent months is leading China to shun Vietnam for its rice imports, opening the door for Myanmar exporters, according to traders. Much of Myanmar’s official exports currently go to African countries, but with Thai exporters dropping prices in those markets since the May 22 coup, Myanmar exporters […]