The warehouse, located on the 28,368 square meter plot, will contain state-of-the-art facilities for storage and warehousing as well as logistic systems and will be operated according to international standards. It will be equipped with refrigerated rooms, which provide cooling temperatures to maintain the freshness and excellent quality of products. Other facilities include processing and cleaning laboratories for fresh goods and as well as storage space and offices.
The operation of the warehouse is expected to make a contribution to the development of Myanmar’s economy by generating approximately 300 jobs, with an additional 1,000 indirect jobs for the local people. It is also expected to strengthen the country’s agricultural sector and open up a lot more export opportunities through the company’s international sourcing channels.
METRO Cash & Carry’s joint-venture is seen as a platform to narrow the gap between international distribution infrastructure and expertise with local producers. METRO Cash and Carry’s wholesale distribution platform will help deliver both food and non-food products as well as customized services to customers namely hotels, restaurants, catering firms, independent retailers and offices.