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 […]

Dawei megaproject moving closer

The long-delayed development of the Dawei deep-sea port and special economic zone is making progress, with a tripartite Joint High-Level Committee meeting scheduled for next Wednesday in Myanmar to discussmore details. The meeting also marks a milestone as the Myanmar government is due to sign construction deals with two leading Thai construction companies, Rojana Industrial […]

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 […]

Thailand, Myanmar to revive multi-billion-dollar industrial zone next year

BANGKOK — Thailand and Myanmar will sign a pact in January aimed at reviving the multi-billion dollar Dawei industrial zone in Myanmar, a Thai minister said today (Dec 4). Deputy Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisit, who is also secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), said the Thai and Myanmar governments would meet […]