Modern Terminal Commissioned

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Modern Terminal Commissioned

Jun 20, 2001

Asia World Port Terminal was opened in Ahlon Township, Yangon, on 30 May.

A build-operate and transfer ( BOT ) contract was signed between MPA ( Myanmar Port Authority) and AWPM ( Asia World Port Management Co Ltd) on 25 April 1996 to upgrade to No 2 Ahlon Jetty. The jetty was commissioned into service on 20 December 1997.

Another BOT agreement was reached between the two enterprises on 25 November 1998 to upgrade the No 1 Ahlon Jetty situated next to the No 2 Jetty.

Located in a 1.32 acre area plot, the No 2 Jetty up graded by AWPM is 511 feet long. The No 1 Jetty situated on a 10.77 acre plot is 651.5 feet long. Thus the total area of Asia World Port Terminal is 12.09 acres. Installed with modern cranes and machinery, the port will handle general cargo and containers.

Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 10:58 AM