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Press Release

April 30, 2018

The System Go-Live Ceremony for the Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization held in Yangon

The System Go-Live Ceremony for the Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization was held at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on 30 April 2018.

The Ceremony was honored by the attendance of H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister, H.E. U Kyaw Myo, and H.E. U Tha Oo, Deputy Minister and officials from the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Myanmar, H.E. U Tin Maung Win, Chairman, Transport, Communications, and Construction Affairs, Pyithu Hluttaw Committee, and H.E. U Myint Thaung, Ministry of Planning and Finance of Yangon Region Government, H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister, and officials from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador and officials from Embassy of Japan, U Ni Aung, Managing Director, and officials from Myanma Port Authority (MPA), Mr. Masayuki KARASAWA, Chief Representative and Officials from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Shoji KIMOTO, Deputy General Manager, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc., Mr. Kenji KUBOTA, Executive Officer, Hitachi Solutions Ltd., Managing Directors, Director Generals, and officials from the concerned government ministries and departments, and invited guests from Union of Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), Myanmar International Freight Forwarders Association (MIFFA), Myanmar Customs Brokers Association (MCBA), Myanmar Mercantile Marine Development Association (MMMDA), port operators, shipping lines, and media.

PhotoH.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister and officials from Ministry of Transport and Communications and Yangon Region Government, and concerned Heads of Departments.

PhotoH.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO and officials concerned from Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador and officials from Embassy of Japan


First of all, H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister of Ministry of Transport and Communications delivered the opening speech. Afterwards, H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism delivered the opening remarks. Subsequently, H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan, delivered the remarks.

PhotoH.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister of Ministry of Transport and Communications delivered the opening speech at the System Go-Live Ceremony.

PhotoH.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism delivered the opening speech at the System Go-Live Ceremony.


PhotoH.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan, delivered the remarks at the System Go-Live Ceremony.


Subsequently, U Ni Aung, Managing Director of Myanma Port Authority (MPA), and Mr. Masayuki KARASAWA of JICA Myanmar Office delivered the remarks.

PhotoU Ni Aung, Managing Director of Myanma Port Authority (MPA), Ministry of Transport and Communications delivered the remarks at the System Go-Live Ceremony.

PhotoMr. Masayuki KARASAWA, Chief Representative of JICA Myanmar Office delivered the remarks at the System Go-Live Ceremony.


Afterwards, Dr. Myo Nyein, Deputy General Manager (International Relations & Human Resources Development Department) of Myanma Port Authority (MPA) explained about the Port EDI System.

Photo(Left to Right) H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister, H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister, H.E. U Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister, U Ni Aung, Managing Director, and Mr. Masayuki KARASAWA, Chief Representative cut the ribbon to commemorate the System Go-Live Ceremony of the Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization.


After the Ribbon Cutting, H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister of Ministry of Transport and Communications H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister, H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan, and guests took a commemorative group photo.

Photo(Left to Right) U Ni Aung, Managing Director, Mr. Masayuki KARASAWA, Chief Representative, H.E. U Tha Oo, Deputy Minister, H.E. Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister, H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister, H.E. U Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister, H.E. U Tin Maung Win, Pyithu Hluttaw Committee Chairman, H.E U Myint Thaung, Minister, and Mr. Shoji KIMOTO, Mitsubishi Research Institute, posed for the commemorative group photo ate the System Go-Live Ceremony of the Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization.

H.E. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister, H.E. U Kyaw Myo, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications, U Ni Aung, Managing Director of Myanma Port Authority (MPA) conveyed souvenirs to H.E. Mr. Tsukasa AKIMOTO, State Minister, Mr. Ichiro MARUYAMA, Ambassador, Mr. Masayuki KARASAWA, Chief Representative, Mr. Shoji KIMOTO, Deputy General Manager, Mr. Kenji KUBOTA, Executive Officer, and Dr. Myo Nyein Aye, Deputy General Manager.

The Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization aims to enhance "port management and information system to reduce dwelling time of cargoes and ships in the port" by implementing the action plan to "introduce port management and information systems, including Port EDI system. The Grant Agreement for the Project for Port EDI for Port Modernization was signed on 26 March 2015 with the Grant amount of One Billion Seven Hundred and Twenty Million (JPY 1,720 Million) maximum to improve the port clearance, berth allocation, invoice issuance, statistics management, logistics monitoring and terminal operation systems of Yangon Port.

The Project aims to accelerate Myanmar's economic growth by modernizing cargo handling system and operation of Yangon Port, a major cargo port of Myanmar. The implementation of the Port EDI Project is another milestone between the Government of Myanmar and the Government of Japan in terms of transport infrastructure and logistics sector development. In addition, the Project will greatly contribute to the Government of Myanmar's initiatives for the implementation of the ASEAN Single Window and Myanmar Automatic Cargo Clearance System (MACCS), thereby facilitate the integration with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) for economic growth and trade development.

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