Myanmar-Thailand road cuts through last wilderness

Across the open door of the immigration office, a black dog sleeps, his ears twitching. It is a slow day at the border, under the tropical afternoon sun. The incessant whine of cicadas off the bumpy red dirt road at my back, snaking through the hills from the west, will soon give way to the […]

A special zone on Myanmar’s border

DAWEI (Myanmar) • It has been eight long years since engineer Suphap Satthathum first set foot in the tropical scrub jungle by the immense curve of beach near the port town of Dawei, in Myanmar’s southernmost Tanintharyi state that borders Thailand. But today, as he strides on the jetty his construction company has built, he […]

Dawei Special Economic Zone Gets Rolling

The government, through the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Management Committee, and a consortium of private developers have signed a concession agreement to develop the initial phase of the long-delayed Dawei SEZ. The consortium of private developers includes Italian-Thai Development (ITD) Public Co Ltd, Rojana Industrial Park Public Co Ltd and LNG Plus International Co […]