National Logistics Master Plan in the pipeline
The Ministry of Transport and Communications, with help from JICA, is drawing up a National Logistics Master Plan to supplement the existing National Transport Master Plan in Myanmar. Masayuki Karasawa, chief representative of JICA’S Myanmar Office, presented the National Logistics Master Plan, which is expected to be launched within the year. A total of 167 projects have been included under the new logistics plan, of which 108 have already been identified under the earlier transport plan. As such, 59 logistics projects have been added based on urgency, available resources and demand. Cargo movement to and from Myanmar is forecast to double to 312 million tonnes by 2030 compared to 169 million tonnes in 2015.