MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar – The Myanmar state of Mon has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar Offshore Supply Base Ltd. to construct, manage, and operate a new port facility at the city of Mawlamyine. Mawlamyine, 45 km (28 mi) from the Gulf of Mottama, is the second largest seaport in Myanmar.
Covering 193 acres (78 hectares) onshore with 46 acres (18.5 hectares) of river front land, the marine supply base aims to serve the national oil and gas industry. The dedicated port will provide a range of services to the operators engaged in the waters off Myanmar. It is targeted to provide a total logistics solution for oil and gas customers including exploration, development, and FPSO servicing.
Built in stages, the offshore supply base caters to confirmed oil and gas operators brought in by the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. In tandem with the federal administrative move under the aegis of the Ministry of Energy, the Mon state government supports direct foreign investments to improve the local economy of Mawlamyine and contribute to the national economy in Myanmar.