No matter how the ages have changed, The great rivers of Myanmar Although the status of small rivers and associated areas has not changed, the various vessels have changed, but the water level limits have remained almost unchanged. Although Myanmar has a five-star shipping industry for going abroad and traveling close to the sea, Some goods flow from the river to the sea. Movement by sea and land. For example, transporting cement from Thanlwin River near Hpa-An through the Muttama Sea into the Yangon River. There are many useful ways to travel by water from Yangon across Mutta Bay to the inner wetlands of the Tanintharyi coast.
The population growth rate in Myanmar has increased steadily by (2) percent, and it is now estimated that there are more than 60 million people. especially in the delta region; Along the rivers, there are densely populated areas, so maritime traffic will continue to be necessary.
In developed countries, which is called (Transport Mode), No matter how many new ways of traveling are emerging, It should be noted that the old methods are still being preserved and used so that they are not lost.
Myanmar is well endowed with natural river resources. The Ayeyarwaddy, the Chindwin,the Thanlwin and the Sittaung rivers are flowing from north to south.The inland waterways transportation in Myanmar has better advantage than other modes of transport in the long term with the following reasons-
- Least transport cost for heavy and bulky cargos.
- Capability of transporting large amount of cargos in one time from one destination to another.
- A fuel efficient and environment friendly mode of transportation.
- No need of huge investment for the infrastructure like other modes of transport and less annual cost for maintenance of river channels.
- The cheapest means of transporting raw materials and finished goods of various industries along the river banks.