Ahlone International Port Terminal 1 comes on line

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing launches operation of Ahlone International Port Terminal.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing launches operation of Ahlone International Port Terminal.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin

Yangon, 8 March —Ahlone International Port Terminal 1 was opened here in Yangon on Sunday, with Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in attendance at the ceremony.
The newly-opened port terminal is close to the downtown area of Yangon and located on the eastern bank of the Yangon River.
“This wharf with a 600-metre long bridge and 45.183 acres of a container space allows three vessels with 20,000 tons of load,” according to a presentation by U Khin Maung Soe, director of projects at Myanmar Economic Corporation.
MEC said state-of-the-art facilities are installed at the terminal to handle containers and general cargos in a total terminal operation area of 190,000 square meters.
The new transport facility has a container storage capacity of 13,210 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) in the container yard, alongside a general cargo storage of 8,500 metric tons in the warehouse on an area of 2,400 square metres in the port.
The wharf can offer better services to local and foreign shipping companies, thereby contributing to the development of the country’s maritime trade sector, an official said.
Funded by MEC, the construction project of the terminal started in early 2013, and is one of the six projects being implemented under the Yangon port terminals development project.—GNLMP1040110----

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