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Burma, Thailand Agree to Speed up Dawei Project

24 September 2013

The governments of Burma and Thailand have agreed to accelerate work on the Dawei Special Economic Zone in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division, reports The Bangkok Post. The project, which will give Thailand access to the Dawei deep-sea port and also includes power plants and refineries to help meet Thailand’s energy needs, was discussed on Monday by Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra and visiting Burmese Union Parliament Speaker Shwe Mann. “Thailand and Myanmar must work together to move this project forward and inform the public about the benefits of the Dawei deep-sea port, Yingluck said. Shwe Mann’s five-day trip to Thailand will conclude on Thursday.