Myanma Port Authority (MPA)
Aims and Objectives
All the sea ports of Myanmar are administered by the Myanma Port Authority (MPA) under the management of the MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT.
To the earn revenue for the State, Services (loading, discharging, storage of cargoes, receipt and delivery of transit cargoes, etc.) are provided to the vessels calling at all the ports of Myanmar within a minimum time, which is the turn-round time of the vessels.
Rules and Regulations
- Foreign investor must summit the proposal on the investment project & amount to the Ministry of Transport through Myanma Port Authority.
- Ministry of Transport must evaluate the investment proposal and then proceed of Myanmar investment commission.
- According to the Myanmar investment law, Myanmar investment commission verify the investment proposal and also summit to the trade council or cabinet.
History of MPA
Yangon was a fishing village know by the name of Dagon up to the mid eighteenth-century. It was not yet established as a seaport then. At that time, ThanLyin, Pathein, Mottama and Pegu were mostly used as seaports.
In 1775, King Alaung Phaya seized to the territories along the Ayeyarwaddy river and reached Dagon. The name Dagon was changed to Yangon by the King.
Chronological Events of Yangon Ports
Yangon Port was managed by Chief Navigation Officer after the British annexation of Lower Myanmar in 1852.
Yangon Port was managed by Strand Bank Committee in 1876.
The Yangon Port Act was promulgated in 1879.
The Commissioner of Port of Rangoon manage it in 1880.
The new Yangon Port Act was promulgated in 1905.
Yangon Port was managed by the Board of management for the Port of Rangoon in 1954.
The Board was reorganized as Burma Port Corporation on 16 th March 1972.
The Corporation was reorganized as Myanma Port Authority on 31 st March 1989See more