Construction of highway connecting Dawei SEZ, Htikhee to commence next year

The construction of a 140-kilometer two-lane highway connecting the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Tanintharyi Region to the Htikhee at the Thai border will commence in mid-2021, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about2.5 hours to reach Htikhee by car. It will take another […]

With an eye on China, India gifts submarine to Myanmar

NEW DELHI/YANGON — Taking their bilateral defense cooperation to new heights, India is giving a Soviet-era Kilo-class submarine to Myanmar, a move that many analysts see as an attempt by New Delhi to counter China’s clout in the region. The diesel-electric submarine, the INS Sindhuvir, which was commissioned to the Indian Navy in 1988, has […]

Chinese ambassador stresses strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar

YANGON, Jan. 9 — Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan stressed on Thursday development of “Paukphaw” (fraternal) friendship and strengthening of win-win cooperation with Myanmar. Yang made the remarks in his speech at Myanmar Institute for Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) in Yangon. Speaking on China-Myanmar relations, Yang said mutual benefit and win-win cooperation is […]

Thailand SCG’s cement plant likely to get board nod from board

SIAM CEMENT GROUP’S board of directors is expected in August to approve a plan to invest US$420 million (Bt13.15 billion) in a new cement plant in Myanmar, indicating its confidence in the economic potential of Asean. “Despite concerns of lower economic growth in Asean, we’re still confident that it’s a promising region. In August, the […]