Thai company to conduct impact study for offshore block

Thailand’s national oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production Public Co Ltd will conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the offshore block called M9 before drilling exploratory and test wells in the second quarter of the year, the company has told Myanmar Times. PTTEP said it will conduct the EIA to ensure there […]

PETRONAS to begin drilling development wells in Taninthayi

MYEIK- Malaysian state-owned oil company PETRONAS will be beginning drilling development wells in M-12, M-13 and M-14 in the north-west sea from Myeik Township, Taninthayi Region, in October, November and December. The company yesterday held a meeting with the public in Myeik Township before carrying out the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) concerning the exploration activities. […]

Myanmar main beneficiary of Kyaukphyu: CITIC

YUAN Shaobin, executive president of CITIC Myanmar, which is the developer of a proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rakhine, disagrees with critics who have accused China of taking an unfairly large stake in the project. He insisted that Kyaukphyu SEZ will spur much-needed developments in the region and that comparing Kyaukphyu’s ownership structure to […]

Two-Lane Highway to Link Thailand and Dawei SEZ

​​ Visits to Myanmar led by the deputy prime minister of Thailand, followed by a visit from the minister of transportation of Thailand who met with Vice President Henry Van Thio in February, resulted in an agreement to continue the Dawei SEZ project within a month. Pisanu Suvanajata, the Thai ambassador to Myanmar who attended […]