Friday, June 30, 2017

Cargo vessels handed over to IWT

 June 29, 2017
A ceremony to hand over six cargo vessels as part of the joint Myanmar-India Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project was held at Sittway port in Rakhine state on 26 June, according to a press release of the Inland Water Transport (IWT) yesterday.

The cargo vessels, worth US$81.29 million, have been donated by India.

The cargo vessels are ready to transport goods and people along the river. Moreover, authorities have planned to do the dredging for the heavy vessels to embark at the port. At the end of this year, the port will accommodate the goods from both Rakhine other states assisting Myanmar’s national economic development.

Mr. Shri Vikram Misri, India’s ambassador to Myanmar, and U Aung Kyaw Zeya, Minster for State Electrical Power, Industry and Transport gave speeches at the event.

The Indian ambassador then handed over ownership documents for the six cargo vessels to U Zaw Win, the managing director of IWT and formally cut a ribbon.

Finally, the officials inspected the 45-meter-long, 9.5 meter-wide vessels. Each has a cargo capacity of 300 tonnes and were constructed at Dala, Dagon Seikkan and Dawbon ports.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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