Yangon port orders 72-hour notice from arriving ships

The Myanma Port Authority will require 72-hours advanced notice from all ships arriving in Yangon and all crew members to undergo medical check-ups before docking, a senior official said. U Zaw Tun Lwin, general manager of the port, said incoming and outbound traffic at the country’s main port remains normal. “We send maritime health forms […]

Kyaukpyu port to become model project in China-Myanmar BRI cooperation

Along the Bay of Bengal on the west tip of Myanmar, the town of Kyaukpyu in Rakhine State sits tranquilly on a 25-meter deep harbor. This deep-sea port, surrounded by superb natural conditions, could be developed into another demonstration project under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), mutually benefiting both Myanmar and […]

Myanmar’s strategic coastline draws big Asian economies

YANGON — Asia’s biggest economies of China, Japan and India are aggressively backing new port projects in Myanmar, seeking to gain a foothold on the coastline of the geographically prized nation. Located between China, India and Southeast Asia, Myanmar features prominently in regional plans to boost logistical connectivity. Especially eager to expand its presence has […]

Singapore Myanmar Investco in share sale agreement to dispose unit for US$10.8m

MAINBOARD-listed Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI) on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Myanmar Infrastructure Group (MIG), has entered into a US$10.8 million share sale agreement with Tiger Infrastructure for the proposed disposal of its 99.9 per cent-owned indirect subsidiary, TPR Myanmar. TPR, which was incorporated in Myanmar in 2014, is a subsidiary of MIG, and the […]

Myanmar casts its net for a global terminal operator as port expands

Myanmar’s largest container port is in the process of bringing on a global terminal operator as majority shareholder. One of four inner-city terminals on Yangon River, Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) handles 400,000 teu a year – about 40% of the country’s container throughput. According to chief financial officer Chris O’Connor, MIP is reviewing bids from […]

China ups its game in Myanmar’s SEZ race

CHINESE investors have expressed an interest in investing and developing the area across Yangon River and to construct an international airport, a port and housing projects, according to a local Chinese business association. The proposed locality and projects overlap with the prospective South Korea-led special economic zone. Members of the Yangon-headquartered Myanmar Chinese Chamber of […]

Split visions of Dawei’s future as Thailand, Myanmar restart special economic zone project

The governments of Thailand and Myanmar are set to restart the development of the Dawei deep-sea port and special economic zone, after both countries set up a joint coordinating committee to work out investment details of the project. In 2008, both countries signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a massive land area of 200 […]

B4.5bn Dawei development loan okayed

Plans for the Dawei special economic zone have inched ahead after the Myanmar government agreed to borrow 4.5 billion baht from Thailand to finance the construction of a 132-kilometre road from Dawei’s proposed deep-sea port to Ban Phu Nam Ron in Kanchanaburi. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, who led a Thai delegation to meet Myanmar officials […]

Govt mulls B4.5bn loan for Myanmar

Thailand is considering granting a 4.5-billion-baht loan to Myanmar to fund an infrastructure development project including the planned construction of a 132-km long road to stretch from the Thai-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi to the Dawei special economic zone in the neighbouring country. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith revealed this on Tuesday, saying the loan request was […]

Shipment of teak and tamalan seized at port

Despite the efforts of the timber trade and government to stamp out illegal practices and eventually negotiate a VPA with the EU a shipment of around 500 tons of illegal teak and padauk/tamalan were recently seized in Yangon Port. The smugglers had tried to avoid the export restrictions and many believe that for the shipment […]