Published on : Monday, February 29, 2016
An international standard fuel handling jetty will be build by Myanmar in its second largest city of Mandalay to serve northern part of the country, China’s Xinhua news agency reported, citing official media report on Monday.
It will be built by the Myanmar Energy Sector Development Public Company, The fuel handling jetty, lies at the junction of the Ayeyawaddy River and the Dokehtawaddy River in Amarapura township of Mandalay.
The project is to be implemented on a 16.6-hectare plot and covers 32 fuel tanks and four jetties. It will have the capacity to fill 136 fuel tankers and a 500,000-gallon water tank as a fire safety measure.
The project targets to be completed within one year and operational within the next six months.
The current jetty is in danger of fire as it handles both cargo and fuel.
Mandalay region is a strategic location that links to the four corners of the country.