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 […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi projects ‘pro-economy image’ before election Ruling NLD gradually eases restrictions on movement as COVID-19 battle continu

YANGON — Ahead of a general election on Nov. 8, the Myanmar government, ruled by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, has started to demonstrate its seriousness in buttressing the coronavirus-affected economy. The daily number of new cases sharply rose amid a second wave from September to mid-October, peaking at 2,158 […]

Chinese Companies Flocking to Southern Myanmar’s Industrial Complex Megaproject

YANGON—Despite the surge in COVID-19 in Myanmar, Chinese companies including state-owned energy giants are seeking opportunities to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a US$8-billion (10.4-trillion-kyat) strategic project in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region that is set to be Southeast Asia’s largest industrial complex. The Dawei SEZ management committee has invited international companies to […]

Govt reveals plans to build new SEZ in Mon State

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be implemented in Mon State, connecting Myanmar with the Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor, government officials said at a Myanmar-Japan Investment Forum on July 29. The new SEZ aims to connect with Danang, Vietnam, and will be the largest SEZ in Myanmar if approved, said U Thaung Tun, […]

Industrial zone in Kyaukphyu SEZ to be built at $30B

An industrial zone project within the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rakhine State will be developed for US$30 billion, deputy commerce minister U Aung Htoo told Pyithu Hluttaw this week. CITIC Consortium from China owns 51 percent of the industrial zone while the Myanmar government owns 49pc, he said. The industrial zone will be […]

Karen Rebel-Backed Firm, Govt to Study Industrial Estate Proposal in Myanmar’s Deep South

YANGON—The Tanintharyi regional government and a company backed by a Karen armed group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to conduct a feasibility study on a strategic industrial estate project on Monday that aims to link with two major regional economic corridors, one backed by China and the other by Japan. Five hours by […]

Tanintharyi offers good potential for investors: officials

The Tanintharyi Region government is focusing on promoting investment in hotels and tourism, agriculture and livestock, fisheries, power, mining, and real estate to help boost its economy. This was revealed during the Region Investment Forum on December 7. The event organised by the region’s government and the Myanmar Investment Commission comes on the heels of […]

Sojitz, NTT, NEC, NESIC to Upgrade Communications Infrastructure in Myanmar

Sojitz Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), NEC Corporation and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) will carry out an infrastructure upgrade in Myanmar. The plans come under official instruction from Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the country’s incumbent telecoms operator and once completed, will connect the cities of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and […]

Dawei SEZ Draws Investor Interest, but Lacks Infrastructure

Businesses from China, Thailand, Korea and Japan, including those from the power and logistics sectors, have said they are keen to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi, which is near the Thai border. Investor interest in Dawei, which has yet to be developed, has been on the rise since Myanmar and […]

Cabinet to Adopt Development Guideline for Dawei SEZ Link

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) will ask the cabinet to adopt its guidelines on infrastructure development on Tuesday, as the government seeks to start working on the long-awaited link that will connect the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar with Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). A source said the NESDC wants ministers concerned […]