Yangon jetty plan under fire

The Lower House will discuss a proposal urging the government to suspend the construction of a jetty project on a 20-acre plot owned by the Myanma Port Authority (MPA). MP Tin Maung Win for Seikkan Township submitted that proposal, saying that round-the-clock container loading may shake Botataung Pagoda and would disrupt worship. “The President’s Office […]

‘Phuket of Myanmar’ seeks MIC approval

The US$1.2 billion LuxDream Island project is branded “the next Phuket” and will feature a high-end marina, luxury hotels, a theme park and a casino. The plan may seem incongruous with the serenity of Myanmar’s Myeik Archipelago. But the island dream looks set to become reality, as Singaporean Zochwell Group prepares to sign a Build, […]

Singapore Firm Finishes Yangon River Dredging Project

Singapore-based Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has finished dredging the river near Yangon Port, a project that is expected to improve navigability for ships and reduce traffic congestion near the port. Starhigh partnered with the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) to dredge the area near the port’s inner bar known as Monkey Point. The project kicked […]

YCDC, MPA in dispute over park land ownership

Yangon – The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) are locked in a dispute over the land ownership of Seikkanthar Park which is included in the Asia World Project, sources say. The 1.5-acre park is located in Kyimyindine Township. Representatives of the Asia World company, officials from the western district […]

Workload of Myanmar ports doubles in last decade

The workload of Yangon Port in Myanmar has doubled in the last ten years, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA). The amount of workload during the fiscal year of 2003/4, when compared to 2012/3, has doubled. “MPA has also invited private businesses to cooperate in upgrading Port of Yangon, the main port. Workload of Yangon […]

Asia World Port tops the list of Yangon freight handlers

Asia World Port is Yangon’s top freight handler, with a 45-percent share of all goods that pass through the nation’s commercial hub, according to the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). Yangon’s ports are Bo Aung Kyaw, Myanmar Industry, Asia World, Htitan, and Myanmar International Port Thilawa. Asia World Port has a higher market share than all […]

Myanmar plans to implement two new deep seaport projects

Myanmar is planning to construct another two new deep seaports in the Tanintaryi coast and Ayeyarwady region, according to Myanmar Port Authority (MPA). Thailand is interested to construct Kalargote deep seaport project located between Mawlamyaing and Yay in Tanintaryi coast. Singapore is also interested to invest at Ngayokekaung deep seaport located at Ngayokekaung Bay in […]