Thailand and Myanmar agree on concessions for Dawei SEZ

A picture made available on 31 January 2012 shows a motorbike passing near the road instruction sign of the Dawei Deep Sea Project Plan in Dawei Township, Tanintharyi Division, Myanmar, 28 January 2012. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

A recent joint meeting between Thailand and Myanmar on the development of the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) touched on concession agreements for the project's initial development phase and a supplemental memorandum of understanding Thailand’s The Nation reported on 10 August.

The fourth Thailand-Myanmar joint high-level committee meeting for the SEZ and related project zones took place in Nay Pyi Taw on 5 August. 

Concession agreements for the initial development phase and the supplemental MoU were approved by relevant state agencies in Myanmar. 

The projects under these deals include a small port, a small power plant, a small water reservoir, and a telecommunications system. 

After the meeting, the DSEZ management committee also entered into concession agreements for the initial development phase with the consortium of Italian-Thai Development, Rojana Industrial Park Public Co, and LNG Plus International.

The committee approved in principle the use of the baht for trade and investment in Myanmar’s special economic zones.

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