Dawei SEZ project set to resume

03 March 2017
Dawei SEZ project set to resume
This picture taken on January 27, 2012 shows construction labourers working on an elevated platform at a deep sea port project in Mayingyi, part of the Dawei Special Economic Zone development. Photo: Soe Than Win/AFP

The once-suspended Dawei SEZ project that could result in thousands of jobs along the Myanmar -Thailand border is set to resume.
A high-level committee and a task force have been formed in order to re-start and speed up the Dawei Special Economic Zone, state media reported yesterday.
The Dawei SEZ which includes a highway and a deep-sea port has been in the works for years. Myanmar and Thailand first signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the area in 2008, but a number of problems have since occurred stalling the project.