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.
The Myanmar Ports Authority has received an ODA loan of 23,480 million yen (US $ 208.93 million) from the Government of Japan and Including other expenses, a total of US $ 222 million for the Thilawa area; Construction of two modern multi-purpose container port bridges in Block 25 and 26 and 165,700 square meters / 41 acres of backyard infrastructure in Block 25; Thilawa Multipurpose International Terminal (TMIT) Co., Ltd., a Japan-Myanmar joint venture. However, 38 years of port operation license has been leased from 20-5-2019.