Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited ("APSEZ"), India's largest port developer, operator and the logistics arm of Adani Group, today signed an agreement to develop and operate a container terminal at Yangon Port in Myanmar.
The proposed container terminal at Myanmar is part of APSEZ strategy to expand its container terminal network in South-East Asia. This will also act as a network point to feed into our upcoming transshipment hub at Vizhinjam. Furthermore, the proposed container terminal will be integrated with our Ports/Terminals along the east and south coast of India, unlocking synergies by offering multiple entry/exit points for the shipping lines which wish to call on this region.
The project site is located at city cluster & inner harbour of Yangon Port. The site is ideally placed to serve the traffic from industries surrounding the city with adequate storage and good evacuation channel for the port.
The BOT/ Lease agreement is signed for 50 years and extendable twice for ten years each. The terminal will have a capacity to handle 0.80 Mn TEUs of containers. The construction of phase I is expected to be completed by June, 2021. The estimated cost for implementing phase I of 0.5 Mn TEUs is between US $ 220- 230 Mn and phase II expansion to 0.8 Mn TEUs is expected to cost between US $55-60 Mn The terminal will have a quay length of 635 meters with capability to handle three vessels at a time.
APSEZ would introduce its operating and technological expertise to Myanmar by using modern equipment to ensure efficient handling of containers, thereby reducing the average turnaround time of the vessels.
All requisite clearances/permissions for setting up of the terminal at Yangon, Myanmar have been received in the form of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) permit.
Mr. Karan Adani, Chief Executive Officer and Whole Time Director of APSEZ said, "We are delighted on signing the agreement to operate our first container terminal outside India. We are proud to be the first Indian company to set up a container terminal outside India. With a good balance of EXIM trade and a ten percent growth prospect, the project is an ideal investment for us. The terminal will generate meaningful employment for over 1100 local people.
This investment is a part of APSEZ strategy to develop a network of container terminals across South-East Asia which will also enable APSEZ to leverage and draw synergies with other APSEZ Ports on the east and south coast of India.
The Yangon Terminal will be a state of the art terminal with best in class equipment, deployed to get high efficiency and low cost based on our best operating practices and that we transfer from India to Myanmar."
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