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Ports in Myanmar

Ports in Myanmar

Myanmar has 9 ports in the following cities: Yangon, Sittaway (Sittwe), Kyauk Phyu, Thandwe, Pathein, Mawlamyine, Dawei, Myeik, Kawthaung.

Myanmar's ports are vital in connecting the world's most dynamic economies.

A detailed report on Myanmar's industrial development can be found here. Below, we have summarized the report's findings regarding Myanmar's ports.

+ Thailand is creating a new international trade route by developing ports and industrial complexes in Dawei. Their deep sea port project will allow... [ More ]

Myanmar Road Infrastructure

Myanmar Road Infrastructure

The most favored method of transportation in Myanmar is by road.

Local Roads:

Currently, the country's roads are in very poor condition due to a lack of investment, among other factors. But like everything else in Myanmar these days, upgrades are under way. Roads are being upgraded in stages from dirt roads to metal roads and bitumen roads. Successive upgrades will turn these roads into two-lane roads, then four-lane, then six-lane.

+ The Yangon – Pyay route is considered the best highway in Myanmar. It was funded by the Japanese... [ More ]

Myanmar Railroad Infrastructure

Myanmar Railroad Infrastructure

The railway sector also faces significant challenges, with over a quarter of the country’s fleet of 400 locomotives more than 40 years old. Consequently, the 375 km trip between the economic capital of Yangon and the political capital of Nay Pyi Taw takes almost twice as long by rail – nine hours – as by road.

Airports in Myanmar

Airports in Myanmar


International airports can be found in Yangon and Mandalay. Construction is under way at Yangon International Airport to increase its capacity from 2.7 million passengers a year to more than 3.8 million annually. Also, some domestic airports will be transformed into to international airports to serve growing foreign interest in the country. $4 million will be put into Dawei Airport to make it an international facility.

“Myanmar is starting from a low base hence there are plenty of opportunities [for investors]. It will be inexpensive... [ More ]

Border Crossings of Myanmar

Border Crossings of Myanmar

Please note that everything mentioned below is subject to change. Because Myanmar's neighbours are excited to use the country as a trading hub, restrictions on border crossing may soon be reevaluated.

The easiest way to enter Myanmar is by air with a valid visa and passport. For up-to-date visa information, go here.

If travelling by land, you must walk across the border. You cannot drive a car or a motorcycle. Additionally, there is no train or bus connecting Myanmar to any country. If you... [ More ]

Did You Know?
Common local unit of weight is peiktha (viss), which equals to 3.6 pounds. Most common unit of measure is feet and inches. ... More

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GDP 2010 USD 45.4 B
GDP 2012 USD 54.0 B
Inflation 9.13 %
Unemployment Approx. 35%
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