Myanma Port Authority (MPA) is building a container storage area at the back of container and general cargo wharf in Thilawa port, according to the MPA.
The construction work of general cargo wharf aided by Japanese ODA loan will be finalized in coming December and ships can dock in early 2019, sources said.
“We are expecting to finalize the construction works being developed on No.25 and 26 land plots owned by the MPA in December. The ships can dock in early 2019. We will continue to build new wharfs on No.22, 23 and 24 land plots after the current container area has been built,” said Dr Myo Nyein Aye, assistant general manager of the MPA.
The project includes a steel jacket type main bridge, three smaller bridges, dockyard buildings, the purchase of two quay cranes, six RTGs, three reach stackers, six trailers and six chassis.
The project was started in June 2016 and is expected to be finished by December 2018.
Loan agreements between Myanmar government and Japanese government signed in 2013 and 2015 to implement the expansion of Yangon harbor area to Thilawa port and to develop basic infrastructure in Thilawa port. Nippon Koei, a consulting firm from Japan, was assigned for consulting services in 2014 and the MPA and Japanese firm signed an agreement in September 2015.
Tender to select the builder was held in 2015 and tender winner, a joint-ventured company of Toyo Construction and JFE Engineering and the MPA, signed the contract in December 2015.