Myanmar plans smart city in Thilawa SEZ

The Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee said it plans to invite foreign developers to set up a smart city in the Thilawa SEZ. Japan has proposed drafting a master plan for the project, and the plan is expected to be finished within this year. The proposal came up during a workshop on Implementation of […]

With U Set Aung in charge, no excuse for Kyaukphyu to repeat Thilawa’s rights abuses

Chair of Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee (TSMC) is now also at the helm of Kyaukphyu’s SEZ body. Given that there is now an SEZ precedent to learn from, U Set Aung should ensure Kyaukphyu does not repeat the human rights abuses and lack of transparency in which Thilawa was mired. U Set Aung, […]

JICA Meets with Thilawa Villagers Over Relocation

Representatives of villagers being relocated to make way for the Thilawa Special Economic Zone on Tuesday met with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss the ongoing dispute with the Rangoon government over compensation. With work on the deep-sea port, industrial zone and residential project slated to begin at the end of the month, […]