Dawei Mega Project

Thailand reaffirms Dawei plans, but does Myanmar?

Date of Release: 
Jun 25 2016

“The governments of Thailand and Myanmar reaffirmed that the Dawei megaproject will create thousands of jobs and improve the livelihoods of people along the border,” according to Thailand’s caretaker Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Prayuth was speaking at a joint press conference in Bangkok on Friday. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also addressed reporters, but made no mention of her administration’s commitment to the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) or other mutual business or trade interests. The pair also declined to take questions after the press briefing.

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Dawei development gains Japan nod

Date of Release: 
Dec 15 2015

Myanmar's long-awaited multibillion-dollar Dawei megaproject has inched forward, with Japan yesterday signing a shareholder's agreement in a special purpose vehicle that runs the project.

Japan, through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, signed the deal with Thailand's Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency and Myanmar's National Planning and Economic Development Ministry, under which the JBIC would hold equal shares in the Dawei SEZ Development Co.

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