Yangon, 28 Jan—Ma-de oil port in Rakhine State, jointly built by Ministry of Energy and South East Asia Pipeline, will accept unloading of crude oil from Middle East by tankers, Patron of National Energy Management Committee Vice President U Nyan Tun
said at the commissioning of Ma-de Crude Oil Unloading Terminal and pre-commissioning of South-East Asia crude oil pipeline at Inya Lake Hotel, here, on Wednesday evening.
He said that construction of the oil port, a wharf, 12 oil tanks and project buildings started in 2011 and were completed in early 2015.
He continued to say that a crude oil pipeline, 32 inches in diameter and 771 kilometres long was laid to send crude oil to China from the port, passing Rakhine State, Magway and Mandalay Regions and Shan State (North).
The vice president noted that the project was implemented with US$2.4532 billion capital investment including US$1.204 billion of the State. During a 30-year project period, about 22 million tons of crude oil will be shared to People’s Republic of China and
Oil tankers of about 300,000-ton can moor at the port where 12 oil tanks have been built to store 22 million gallons of crude oil. Moreover, the port has a 150 metres long work boat wharf to accept 5000-ton vessels, he said.
Environmental conservation plans have been adopted for the port and one fresh water dam and water supply system have been constructed for local people, he added.
The vice president said that the project will increase income of the State and provide crude oil for the nation. In addition, it will create job opportunities for the local people and contribute to development of education and health sectors of the island.
While implementing the project, a total of US$ 13.26 million have been spent on school, dispensary, lake, electrification and communication and other infrastructures in four regions and states from 2021 to date. Chairman of China National Petroleum Corporation-CNPC Mr Laio Yongyuan spoke words of thanks.
Vice President U Nyan Tun, Union Minister U Zeyar Aung, Chinese Ambassador Mr Yang Houlan and the chairman of CNPC launched the port and the initial tasks of oil pipelines.
The CNPC chairman presented gifts to the vice president. Later, those present were served with dinner.—MNA