Myanmar will carry out a feasibility study jointly with Thailandbased Emerald Grand Hotel Co to explore the possibility of constructing a new deep seaport in Myanmar’s southeastern Mon state.
The feasibility study will start within three months, state-run media reported.
Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) under the Ministry of Transport recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Emerald to start conducting the feasibility study for the Kalargote deep seaport project, located between Ye and Mawlamyine towns in Mon state, the New Light of Myanmar reported.
The Kalargote deep seaport project is part of an old infrastructure development project in Myanmar that never materialised.
If successful, the port, which would face the Gulf of Moattama, can be linked up to the Three Pagoda Pass route, one of Myanmar’s major trading routes with Thailand.
The study will also assess the environmental, social and economic impact of the project.
Earlier local media reports said the project could create about 12,000 jobs.
Myanmar has two other deep seaport projects, one in Kyaukphyu in Rakhine state, which is being developed by Chinese companies, and the other in Dawei in Tanintharyi region.