A total length of Myanmar coast is 2228 km (1,260 nautical miles), along the Rakhine coast is 713 km, along the delta area is 437 km and the coast of Tanintharyi is 1078 km long. Of the nine ports along the coast, Yangon port is a major international port, handling more than 90 % of the country’s normal exports and imports. In terms of number of wharfs, there are 27 berths in Yangon Inner Harbour with the total quay length of 4,640 m. In Thilawa Outer Harbour, there has been 20 berths with total quay length of 3,801 m.
Development of Hteedan Wharves took place in October 2010 by Shwe Nar Wah Company Limited. Shwe Nar Wah Company Limited entrusted AWPM with the management and operations of Hteedan Wharves. Both Asia World Port Management and Shwe Nar Wah Company Limited are subsidiary companies of Asia World Co.,Ltd. The project was developed on BOT basis as permitted by the Myanmar Investment Commission, under the Myanmar Citizens Investment Law.
The project development was divided into two phases.
The first phase development include the construction of the Bulk Oil Terminal with associated facilities and No.1 Hteedan Wharf with container handling facilities. The construction of No.2 Hteedan Wharf with bulk and multi-purpose facilities was carried out as the second phase development project.