Article – Myanmar’s special economic zone to be operational this year

by 16 April 2015

22 March 2015 Global Post

The first phase of Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project will be completed and put into commercial operation by June, an official report said on Sunday.

The Zone-A, which occupies nearly 400 hectares in southeast Yangon, has employed 1,936 people. mostly Myanmar people.

The entire facility, which is expected to complete by 2016-17, will create some 40,000 job opportunities, the report said.

The SEZ, the first of its kind [...]

Article – PM’s Japan visit a success

by 18 February 2015

13 February 2015 Bangkok Post

During his visit, Prime Minister Prayut delivered a number of key messages – the first is that he values Japan’s role in selecting Thailand as a key regional platform for Japanese investments and that he still wants Japan to continue doing so, not only in Thailand but in the region.

Thailand, Japan and Myanmar are already working towards realising the Dawei Special Economic Development Zone and more work needs to [...]

Article – Two Thailand-based companies to sign up for Dawei SEZ

by 5 February 2015


The Thai government has announced that two Thailand-based companies, Italian-Thai Development PLC and Rojana Industrial Park, will sign a US$1.7 billion [K1,700 billion] agreement in March to help develop the long-delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar, according to the Global New Light of Myanmar on February 1.

Thai Deputy Transport Minister Arkhom Termittayapaisit told media on January 30 the initial stage of investment from the two companies for the first stage of the [...]

Article – Myanmar, Thailand coordinate to push for speedy SEZ development

by 5 February 2015

1 February 2015 Global Times

Myanmar and Thailand have further coordinated on pushing for speedy development of the delayed Thai- invested Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern part of the country’s Tanintharyi region.

Co-chaired by Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun and Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula, the third meeting of Myanmar-Thailand Joint High Level Committee on comprehensive development of the Dawei SEZ was held over the last three days in Bangkok.

The [...]

Article – Kyaukphyu SEZ Winners to be Announced in February

by 30 January 2015

19 January 2015 Kyaw Hsu Mon The Irrawaddy

RANGOON — Announcement of winning tenders for the development of a special economic zone in western Burma will be delayed until late February, the project’s oversight committee has announced, claiming that they need to retrieve additional information about the bidders amid accusations of an opaque and unfair selection process.

“We’ve seen that we need to ask for more detail while we interview bidders, that’s why we need [...]

Article – Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) To Sell Shares In March And Raise Funds For Construction

by 21 February 2014

20 February 2014 Sophie Song International Business Times

Shares of Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone will go on sale next month, in a bid to raise the $21 million necessary for funding the first phase of construction of the much-anticipated SEZ near Yangon, the financial center of Myanmar.

The plan was announced on Wednesday at a news conference by Set Aung, a government official who is also chairman of the Thilawa SEZ Management [...]