Zone-B of Thilawa SEZ project faces delay

Phase-4 of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Zone-B project is facing delays following opposition from residents in the area, according to the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee (TSMC). Prescribed compensation has been proposed to the 58 relocated households to make way for the project but four of the families have refused to accept them. The […]

With U Set Aung in charge, no excuse for Kyaukphyu to repeat Thilawa’s rights abuses

Chair of Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee (TSMC) is now also at the helm of Kyaukphyu’s SEZ body. Given that there is now an SEZ precedent to learn from, U Set Aung should ensure Kyaukphyu does not repeat the human rights abuses and lack of transparency in which Thilawa was mired. U Set Aung, […]

New bridge to resolve Thilawa’s transport nightmare

INVESTORS in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Thanlyin residents now see the light at the end of the long tunnel, as a new bridge connecting the area with Yangon is scheduled to complete within four years. The new Bago River bridge, expected to become operational in 2021, will be built next to the existing […]