Myanmar replies to Japan’s offer for cooperation in Dawei SEZ

Myanmar welcomes Japan’s offer to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone project in Tanintharyi Region, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. An official reply from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been sent to Japan. Japan on November 5 offered to invest in the long delayed Dawei SEZ, expected to be Southeast Asia’s […]

The PPP, a party of NLD defectors, military men, and ultranationalists

The People’s Pioneer Party (PPP) is not going to let the fact that it is just a year old stand in the way of its big ambitions. With 234 candidates running in the upcoming election, it says “the entire party is playing to win.” Part of this confidence no doubt stems from the backgrounds of […]

Mitsubishi gets ball rolling for Japan’s involvement in Dawei SEZ

YANGON—Japan’s long-awaited involvement in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region has finally begun with the Mitsubishi Corporation’s agreement to build a large, coal-fired power plant in cooperation with two Thai firms, according to the Dawei SEZ management committee. The Mitsubishi Corporation will invest 30 percent in the power plant construction project. The […]