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Burma - Inland Water Transport Project (English)

The project includes: (I) the purchase of: (a) about 120 engines for the rehabilitation of up to 90 vessels of various types; (b) about 40 outboard engines for conversion of about 20 dumb barges of 600-ton capacity each into self-propelled barges for cargo transportation; (c) spare parts; (d) vessel repair materials, including steel plates and sections, electrodes, copper piping, foundry material, marine paints, etc.; (e) various types of equipment, machinery and tools required for rehabilitation and modernization of IWTC dockyards and other vessel repair facilities; (f) six passenger vessels to replace obsolete vessels and those lost in the Arakan area in the 1968 cyclone; (g) new accounting machines for the IWTC head office; (h) about 70 sets of ship-to-shore radios; (i) navigational aids for the river system for the Waterways Department in MOTC. (II) the construction of buildings for office use and training purposes. (III) the improvement of management operations and the implementation of a management information system, and the introduction of modern ship repair and welding techniques, with appropriate technical assistance to accomplish these improvements.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Burma - Inland Water Transport Project

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Burma - Inland Water Transport Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.