Feasibility study underway for a transportation in Chindwin River

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Reported by EMG
Caption: The Grant agreement being signed between Netherland ambassador and Managing director of Inland Water transportation Department.

A feasibility study will be made for construction of ships and transportation in Chindwin River with the help from Netherland Government, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communication.

Under the Netherland Government’s Develop 2 Build Project, a grant admission was signed in last August between Netherland ambassador and Managing director of Inland Water transportation Department for the transportation in Chindwin River and construction of ships.

“Netherland government will pay all the cost in doing the feasibility study. If the implementation is deemed viable, it will be more convenient for travelers to travel as well as in transporting of goods in Khamti, Homalin, Kalaywa and Monywa,” said Zaw Win, managing director of Inland Water transportation Department.

Costs for conducting feasibility study will be fully beared by the Netherland government.  Depending on the feasibility study, construction of ships should be done or not will be discussed.

According to the type of transportation and micro-economic system, passengers and commodities will be separately transported. Other factors including the climate would play a role in the design and manufacture process of the motor vessels. Thus requiring a feasibility study to be completed first and foremost.

Many whirlpools occurs in the monsoon season within Chindwin River. Shwesar whirlpool between Monywa and Kanni,  Wettheik whirlpool between Kanni and Minkin, Laung Great whirlpool between Kalaywa and Mawleik, Katoe whirlpool forms when the Chindwin River water level rises. Inland water transport has issued occasional warnings concerning these whirlpools.

Chindiwn is a river in Myanmar and the largest tributary of the country's chief river the Ayeyawaddy River. Much of Chindwin's course lies within mountain ranges and forests. Due to the difficulty of access, much of it remains un-spoilt. There is a regular river-going vessel up to the town of Homalin.