JCC and JHC hustle to fix Dawei fallout

The government is vowing to speed up finalizing solutions as soon as possible for the canceled Dawei contract. Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, in his capacity of chairman of the Thai-Myanmar Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the Dawei Special Economic Zone Management Committee (DSEZ MC), said on Wednesday he would speed up talks with the Foreign […]

Prayut set on repairing cancelled Dawei contract

Thailand remains committed to the Dawei development project, despite a recent setback on SET-listed Italian Thai Development’s (ITD) concession termination, says Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. On Friday, ITD submitted a request for the government’s help to the prime minister after the Dawei Special Economic Zone Management Committee (DSEZ MC) sent a notice of termination for […]

Myanmar Says Thai Firm at Dawei SEZ Breached Contract

YANGON — The Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Management Committee says it lost confidence in the consortium led by a Thai construction company due to breaches of contract at the mega project in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region. Last week, Italian-Thai Development Public Co. Ltd. (ITD) announced that it received a notification of termination of its […]

Myanmar cancels contracts to develop Dawei SEZ with ITD

The Italian Thai Development Public Company (ITD) has informed the Stock Exchange of Thailand that contracts signed between the company and Myanmar involving work on the first phase of Dawei Special Economic Zone have been cancelled. Myanmar was reported to have cancelled seven out of eight contracts made in 2015 for the development of the […]

Japan offers to participate in Dawei SEZ development

Japan has made an official offer to participate in the development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), said U Myint San, Vice Chair of the SEZ management committee. “The Japanese government has made a proposal after we invited them to participate in the project on a government-to-government (G2G) level on November 5. They’ve sent […]

Uncertainty for Dawei mounts as govt considers replacing ITD

Lack of clarity in the contract signed between Italian-Thai Development (ITD) and the Myanmar government to develop the highly controversial Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region needs to be addressed, an SEZ official cautioned as the government is mulling plans to change the developer. Myanmar SEZ Central Working Body Secretary U Aung Soe […]

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 […]

Clashing with the law, SEZ body to resurrect Dawei megaproject

Myanmar’s SEZ working body announced that the long-suspended Dawei SEZ project will be resurrected this October, in a move which is set to clash with the Environmental Conservation Law because there is no known site-wide environment assessment conducted or approved. U Than Myint, chair of the SEZ Central Working Body, said during a meeting with […]

Premchai’s charges add to Myanmar worry over Dawei economic zone

The arrest of Premchai Karnasuta, president of Thailand-based Italian-Thai Development company (ITD) on poaching charges, has caused alarm in Myanmar’s Dawei communities, where the company is developing the of Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Myanmar Times online has reported. The news outlet also reported that despite the unprecedented media outcry over the case, it […]

Dawei SEZ is for the few, not the many

A few elites will benefit from reviving Dawei SEZ, but what about the rest? Civil society organisations demand authorities to halt the controversial Dawei project and rethink. CIVIL society organisations have demanded the authorities to reconsider the plans to revive the controversial Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ). They argued that a site-wide environment impact assessment […]