|Myanmar expands Yangon, Thilawa ports |
Myanmar has added up to 16 jetties in Yangon Port and six jetties in Thilawa Port, which together handle 23.7 million tonnes of freight annually, reported Xinhua.
The number of inland container yards went up to three from none in the past.
The freight handling capacity of Yangon Port stood at 16.7 million tonnes in 2009-10, up from 3.29 million tonnes before 1988.
As for container handling, it handled 303,000 TEUs of containers and 4.3 million tonnes of goods in 2009-10.
More jetties are being built at the two ports to bring the total to 62 and when completed the volume will be 80-100 million tonnes a year.