Adjustment to Dawei contract eyed

THE Myanmar-Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) has agreed to work on ways to speed up construction of the initial phase of the project. To do so, it is considering renegotiating the initial-phase contract to make construction of the 138-kilometre two-lane road link between Thailand and Myanmar […]

Split visions of Dawei’s future as Thailand, Myanmar restart special economic zone project

The governments of Thailand and Myanmar are set to restart the development of the Dawei deep-sea port and special economic zone, after both countries set up a joint coordinating committee to work out investment details of the project. In 2008, both countries signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a massive land area of 200 […]

Myanmar officials say work on Dawei SEZ could restart

Plodding progress is being made on the long-delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone, according to Tanintharyi Region government officials, who are hoping the project will restart soon. Regional government officials visited Japan last month to discuss that country’s potential participation in the SEZ and reported strong interest, the Myanmar Times reported on Thursday. Tanintharyi Region chief […]

Myanmar-Thailand road cuts through last wilderness

Across the open door of the immigration office, a black dog sleeps, his ears twitching. It is a slow day at the border, under the tropical afternoon sun. The incessant whine of cicadas off the bumpy red dirt road at my back, snaking through the hills from the west, will soon give way to the […]

A special zone on Myanmar’s border

DAWEI (Myanmar) • It has been eight long years since engineer Suphap Satthathum first set foot in the tropical scrub jungle by the immense curve of beach near the port town of Dawei, in Myanmar’s southernmost Tanintharyi state that borders Thailand. But today, as he strides on the jetty his construction company has built, he […]

Dawei Special Economic Zone Gets Rolling

The government, through the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Management Committee, and a consortium of private developers have signed a concession agreement to develop the initial phase of the long-delayed Dawei SEZ. The consortium of private developers includes Italian-Thai Development (ITD) Public Co Ltd, Rojana Industrial Park Public Co Ltd and LNG Plus International Co […]