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 […]

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 […]

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 […]