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NEWS - Myanmar Strives to Export Mo
- Subject: NEWS - Myanmar Strives to Export Mo
- From: BurmaJapan@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 06 Nov 1997 20:54:00
Myanmar Strives to Export More Ships
YANGON (Nov. 6) XINHUA - Myanmar is making
efforts to build more standardized ships for foreign
countries to expand its ship building market in the
The Myanmar Dockyard Enterprise (MDE), a
state-run organization under the Ministry of
Transport, has been building a number of freight
vessels for companies in Southeast Asian countries
in recent years.
The MDE exported the first Myanmar-built ship, a
38-meter sea pollution control vessel, to Indonesia
in August 1995, followed by the second one in
January 1996 which was a 29-meter pusher tug.
This year, the MDE is contracted to build eight
vessels for Singapore and Chinese companies.
According to official statistics, Myanmar has built 31
vessels by itself for cargo and passenger services
while having imported 103 vessels in the past nine
years to improve its inland water transport.
The statistics also show that the country had 721
state-owned vessels for its inland water transport
services and 23 ocean liners and vessels engaged
in overseas and coastal shipping services in fiscal
1996-97 ending March.
The cooperative and private sectors also ran inland
and coastal transport services with a total of 4,440
vessels, of which 90 percent were operated by the
private sector, it added.