Rangoon (Mizzima) – The Ahlone Dockyard Port will significantly expand with the construction of three new wharfs valued at more than US$ 110 million.
|A section of Dalah port, Rangoon, Burma. Photo: Nay Lin Aung / Mizzima|
Ko Ko Htoo, the managing director of the Myanmar Annawar Swan Ah Shin Groups Company Limited, said the three wharfs are designed to serve six [3,500-ton] vessels in simultaneous berths at the port, representing a total storage capacity of about 320,000 containers.
According to the Inland Water Transport website, the facility can now accommodate 16 vessels.
Earlier, the company built wharfs in the port facility, and it will operate the expanded facility under a long-term lease agreement, said Cho Than Maung, the managing director of Myanma Port Authority.
Transport Minister Nyan Tun Aung said in the signing ceremony that permitting private companies to run such facilities encourages private businesses and it is in line with other Asean countries’ economies.
Rangoon now has 18 wharfs, he said, and 14 more wharfs will be built.
Authorities are also planning new wharfs for the Thilawa Port in Thanlyin Township.
|SR.||PARTICULAR||NUMBER OF SLIPWAYS||CAPACITY||
MAX: LIGHT WEIGHT
|1||Dalla dockyard||14||22 vessels||1400 tons|
|2||Ahlone dockyard||7||16 vessels||250 tons|
|3||Mandalay dockyard||1||5 vessels||300 tons|
|4||Thanlwin dockyard||1||2 vessels||300 tons|
|5||Sittwe dockyard||1||5 vessels||250 tons|
|6||Chindwin dockyard||1||3 vessels||250 tons|