Japan focused on Thilawa, for now, not Dawei: Jetro

The Dawei Special Economic Zone still appeals to Japan, but for now its attention is focused on Thilawa, another industrial zone. Masaki Takahara, managing director of the Japan External Trade Organisation’s Yangon office, said recently that Japan realised the importance of Dawei for |connectivity within Asean, but the country cannot stretch itself to develop both […]

Thai Labour woes turn producers to Myanmar

THE electrical-appliance and auto-parts industries are already forging trade relations with partners in Myanmar due to the labour shortage in Thailand. “Some companies aim to set up factories there this year so that they can start production next year,” Suparp Suwanpimolkul, honorary president of the Thai Subcontracting Promotion Association, said yesterday. As the members of […]