With the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), an international cargo port will be built in Mandalay in December, according to the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR).
JICA signed an agreement with the DWIR on 4 October to provide grant aid of up to 6.034 billion yen for the development of Mandalay Port project.
EIA/SIA (Environmental Impact Assessment/Social Impact Assessment) were already completed for the project. The project will be implemented by Japanese companies as the assistance was provided by JICA. Issuing of tender will also be done in Japan. The cargo port will be constructed within two years,” said director of Mandalay Region DWIR.
The objective of the project is to modernize Mandalay Port in Myanmar’s second largest city, Mandalay, which is the economic center of the northern region of Myanmar. The project aims to smooth transport of cargo within a short period. It will also improve the lives of people in the northern region. The project is part of the International Transport Strategy projects, drawn up in 2014 with the assistance of JICA.
Field inspection for the project was conducted between August 2013 and February 2014. The project will be implemented under the JICA Guidelines. Set compensation for land appropriated for the project will be paid within two weeks, said DWIR Director General U Tun Lwin Oo.
The project is located near Shwehlanbo School, Mandalay Port. The cargo port is 180 meters in length and the approach ramp is 304 meters long. The project also includes 8,550 square meters of space for container yard, port supervision office, two cranes and a security building.
Khin Satt Wai