Thailand to sign first phase of Dawei development

Thailand will sign a $1.7 billion deal to develop the first phase of the long-delayed Dawei Industrial Zone in southeastern Myanmar in the first week of August, Thailand’s secretary-general of the state planning agency said. The project is arguably Southeast Asia’s most ambitious industrial zone – a 250-sq-km (100-sq-mile) deep-sea port, petrochemical and heavy industry […]

Japan finally agrees to join Dawei

Japan is set to sign a deal in July to participate in Dawei SEZ Development Co (DSEZ), a special-purpose vehicle (SPV), to run the languishing multibillion-dollar Dawei megaproject in Myanmar. Arkhom Termpitayapaisith, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), said Japan would hold an equal partnership in the DSEZ with Thailand and […]

Desperately seeking bidders: Dawei SEZ

The massive Dawei project has taken a new twist, as no interested bidders have applied for concessions opened in February for three jobs: a dual-lane highway linking Thailand with the site in eastern Myanmar, a small port, and a 30,000-rai industrial estate. “The terms of reference for the three projects should be revised to make […]