Mott MacDonald Completes Technical Advisor Role on Dawei Project (Myanmar)

Mott MacDonald has completed its role as technical advisor for a new commercial gateway in Myanmar being developed in response to increased trade and economic growth in South East Asia and South China.

The Dawei Development project, which is being implemented by the Dawei Development Company, includes a new deep sea port, industrial estates and transport and utility links.

Located in Muangmagan Bay, 28km north of the city of Dawei, the scheme will be implemented in three phases over 10 years. The port, which is designed to accommodate 300,000 DWT vessels, will allow for 250 million tons cargo throughput, with specific terminals for containerised cargo, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk, and liquefied natural gas. The industrial estates will cover an area of 250 sq km and will include light, medium and heavy industries, oil and gas facilities and upstream and downstream petrochemical plants.

A rail link and four lane 132km main highway will connect the port to Thailand and existing road networks. An oil and gas pipeline will also run along this new link between the Gulf of Martaban and the Myanmar and Thailand border. Township facilities and a commercial district will accommodate up to 125,000 people providing a fully self-contained community for staff working at the port and industrial estates.

Mott MacDonald reviewed the conceptual masterplan for the development and provided a flood control and drainage study for the industrial estates. The consultancy also advised on the planning and design of roads, infrastructure and utilities and performed necessary environmental impact assessments.

Krieattisak Sriaram, Mott MacDonald’s project manager, said: “The Dawei Development project will create a major trade and logistic hub for the region, unlocking the economic potential that Myanmar and the region offers. The new port will reduce dependence on the Straits of Malacca, easing transportation time and reducing logistic costs to and from India, China, Middle East, Europe, and Africa.”

Press Release, February 12, 2013; Image: daweiproject

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