Myanmar has a total of 9 ports in the country. They are in: Yangon, Sittaway (Sittwe), KyaukPhyu, Thandwe, Pathein, Mawlamyine, Dawei, Myeik and Kawthaung cities. These ports are vital in connecting the world’s most dynamic economies.
A summarized report on Myanmar’s industrial development can be found below:
- Thailand is creating a new international trade route by developing ports and industrial complexes in Dawei. Their deep-sea port project will allow 40 million tons of finished goods to be exported yearly. 5 million tons of rice, sugar, corn, tapioca, and other grains will flow through the port every year while 25 million tons of coal will be imported yearly. The port will see 50 million tons of general cargo, 35 million tons of chemical and 36 million tons of crude oil trade.
- China is investing in the KyaukPhyu port to create a logistic route to supply energy. The port has a 480-meter-long quay, a 150-meter-long jetty allowing 5,000-ton vessels to berth, a 29.7 km-long waterway, a 600,000-m3 water storage tank, machine facilities, and construction facilities.
- India is developing the Sittaway (Sittwe) port to connect north-eastern India via the Kaladan River. Land-locked Indian commodities passing through the Sittaway port will be exported to other Southeast Asian nations.