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Dawei, Kyaukphyu SEZ projects to resume

Arrangements are being made for development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Kyaukphyu SEZ projects to resume, said U Khin Maung Cho, Minister for the Ministry of Industry, on behalf of the Ministry of Commerce at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. The government has been exploring ways to restart development of the US$8 billion Dawei […]

JICA Surveys Infrastructure Needs for Dawei SEZ

YANGON- A team led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is making a survey on the implementation of basic infrastructure, such as a deep sea port and electricity supply, in Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Taninthayi Region. This is according to Dr Tun Naing, Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy, who is also chairman […]

Two-Lane Highway to Link Thailand and Dawei SEZ

​​ Visits to Myanmar led by the deputy prime minister of Thailand, followed by a visit from the minister of transportation of Thailand who met with Vice President Henry Van Thio in February, resulted in an agreement to continue the Dawei SEZ project within a month. Pisanu Suvanajata, the Thai ambassador to Myanmar who attended […]

Myanmar gets new SEZ law

In an effort to draw more foreign interest in Myanmar’s future Special Economic Zones (SEZ), the state-run media last week announced the promulgation of a new SEZ law, superseding the relevant laws adopted by the former military regime in 2011. “The new law seems to decentralise decision-making to the SEZ committee, so that central government […]

Japan nears Dawei participation call

Japan aims to make a decision on the level of its involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone project by November, Myanmar officials said. The world’s third-largest economy is mulling possible technical assistance or Official Development Assistance (ODA) support to the SEZ, said U Set Aung, deputy minister for National Planning and Economic Development at […]

Myanmar-Thailand expressway to be upgraded to four lane road

Myanmar-Thailand expressway will be upgraded to a four lane road in ten years time, according to a report of Dawei Special Economic Zone Implementing Project. The expressway was originally constructed by the Italian-Thai Development Company as an earth road, according to Vice President of Central Bank Sett Aung. Currently they are seeking overseas investors to […]