Thailand to sign first phase of Dawei Industrial Zone next week

Thailand will sign a US$1.7 billion deal to develop the first phase of the long-delayed Dawei Industrial Zone in southeastern Myanmar next week, Thailand’s secretary-general of the state planning agency said on Wednesday according to a report by Reuters on 29 July. The project is arguably Southeast Asia’s most ambitious industrial zone – a 250-sq-km […]

Dawei SEZ finally gets green light in Tokyo

Thailand, Japan and Burma on Saturday effectively launched the US$50 billion Dawei special economic zone by signing an agreement in Tokyo that will have a deep impact on trade and investment in Southeast Asia. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both said the signing of the tripartite pact will boost […]

Madae Islanders to Protest Inauguration of Kyaukphyu Pipeline

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — The oil pipeline linking the Rakhine State port of Kyaukphyu and China will commence operations on Jan. 30, with local residents planning a demonstration against land seizures and environmental damage at the project’s official inauguration. Locals said a large contingent of police had been deployed on the island ahead of the […]

Oil Pipeline Through Myanmar to China Expected to Open in January

BEIJING / YANGON — A crude oil pipeline and a deep sea port meant to secure an alternative route for Chinese imports overland through Myanmar are set to open at the end of January, but an affiliated refinery in China is months away from completion, sources said. The finished development should help ease China’s reliance […]

Myanmar, Thailand look to jump-start Dawei SEZ

Officials from Myanmar and Thailand will meet next month to approve the framework of the initial phase of the delayed Dawei development project. Arkhom Termpitayapaisith, secretary-general of Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board, said the two countries had already set up policy committees to oversee the scheme. Deputy Prime Minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula will […]

U Thin Sein Pushes Economic Ties, Dawei Support

President U Thein Sein looked to strengthen business ties with regional economic heavyweights at the 25th ASEAN Summit, including pushing for international support for an ambitious Dawei special economic zone plan. The president discussed promoting measures for economic growth with his Japanese, Indian and Indonesian counterparts on the sidelines of the event, which was held […]

U Thein Sein pushes economic ties, Dawei support

President U Thein Sein looked to strengthen business ties with regional economic heavyweights at the 25th ASEAN Summit, including pushing for international support for an ambitious Dawei special economic zone plan. The president discussed promoting measures for economic growth with his Japanese, Indian and Indonesian counterparts on the sidelines of the event, which was held […]

Thai junta says will help kick-start stalled Dawei talks

BANGKOK – Thailand will revive talks with Japan and Myanmar aimed at kick-starting the floundering multi-billion dollar Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, a junta spokesman said on Thursday. 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 hub located along the slim Thai-Myanmar […]

Ranong Port – Pathway to Myanmar

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) plans to push for a dry port (intermodal terminal) in Bangkok as part of its strategic plan for the Ranong Port’s expansion with a hope that it can become as pathway to Myanmar in connection with BIMSTEC countries for trade and investment. BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for […]

Tenders for Kyaukphyu SEZ to open on September 15

Twelve companies will be invited submit tenders to develop Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone in Rakhine State, according to the Kyaukphyu SEZ tenders invitation and selection committee. All 12 had previously submitted expressions of interest and they will be invited to submit tenders on September 15,” said committee member Ba Shwe. Kyaukphyu SEZ consists of three […]