Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mon state government to construct a new deep sea port

Mon state government in southern Myanmar is planning to construct a deep seaport to connect Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar according to regional officials.

“If we can implement the project, it will be the western deep seaport of the east and west great business platform. The project can be extended to Thailand and Laos and reached to Darnam harbour, Vietnam. It will be 1,450 kilometres long,” said Toe Toe Aung, Municipal Affairs Minister for Mon State.

The deep seaport is Kalargote deep seaport located in Yay, Mon state. It will be 4.8 kilometres wide between the beach and coastline and aims to load between 40,000 and 50,000 tons of goods.

Industrial zones, local production industries, factories and hotel zones can expand if the project is implemented, the minister added.

The Mon government expects that the economy of the state will increase to 10 percent in the next five years due to new infrastructure projects. At present, the government is generating more electricity in the state and plans to new power stations between 2014 and 2016.