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Growing trade pushes Myanmar to expand Thilawa port

Integrating cargo facilities with nearby industrial park expected to create export hub

A ship in Yangon port, which is close to capacity and not easily expandable. Development of Thilawa port in the suburbs of Yangon will help the country handle its growing trade.

YANGON -- Myanmar's rapid trade growth is driving development of Thilawa port in the suburbs of Yangon, the country's largest city, with a number of expansion projects planned or already underway.

On Dec. 8, Capital Diamond Star Group, a local conglomerate, started building a new grain terminal at the port. 

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