Dawei deep-sea port project

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Post by Saiua » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:46 pm

Thai govt tries to breathe life into Dawei

The Thai government has named a special task force headed by Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal in its latest move to kick-start the massive Dawei project in eastern Burma.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan said Mr Pongsak will lead a team to Burma today [7 November] together with officials from the Finance and Interior Ministries and the National Economic and Social Development Board.

The visit is aimed at settling issues with the project before a meeting of the Joint Coordinating Committee in Bangkok later this month, said Mr Niwatthamrong, who also chairs the JCC.........

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Post by Admin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:50 am

Thai-Myanmar to meet up in November for Dawei development
A Thai minister disclosed that the Thai-Myanmar Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) will convene in Bangkok on November 21 for the Dawei Special Economic Zone development plan, said news report from Eleven Media.

According to Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister, both parties will be briefed on the progress of the development project, particularly on the establishment of special purpose vehicles for the investment.

Details of early industrial development by Italian-Thai Development, the Thai company which holds the development concession is one of the concerns to be discussed.

Moreover, Niwatthumrong said that before the JCC meeting, a senior official meeting will be held in Myanmar on the 7th and 8th of November.

Representatives from the National Economic and Social Development Board as well as the Ministries of Interior, Energy and Finance will be participating in the event, the report said.

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Post by KoKo » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:51 am

Thai firm reacts after Dawei seizure rumours

Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD) is ready to defend itself if the Burmese government decides to seize the concession of the Dawei megaproject awarded to the Thai contractor but says it has not been informed about any such decision.

Executives of ITD, Thailand’s largest construction company, and Dawei Development Co (DDC) said they are surprised by remarks made by Thai Energy Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal that the Burmese government is preparing to end the concession with ITD.

Mr Pongsak, who was recently named head of a special task force to kick-start the massive project in eastern Burma, said the Burmese government plans to call for international bidding for Dawei early next year....................

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Post by Admin » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:42 am

ITD quits Dawei project after facing financial pressure
Starting November 20, The Italian-Thai Development Co (ITD) will stopped its operation at the Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) in Tanintharyi Region, said news report from Eleven Media.

The project started in year 2008 and since then encountered financial problems. Max Myanmar Group which is considered as its Myanmar partner moved out of the project last year. Both the government of Thailand and Myanmar made efforts to iron out the issue but did not materialize.

Finally, ITD will leave the project while two of the working sites will remain that is the stone mining site and another is not yet known. On November 17, an official from the ITD will come for an official visit and he will disclose which site will remain.

On the other hand, all Thai workers from other sites will go back to their country after the project will be officially put to stopped while Myanmar workers will stay, the report said.

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Post by Admin » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:39 pm

Italian-Thai Ditched as Thailand, Burma Seize Dawei SEZ
Thailand and Burma seized control on Thursday of the multi-billion dollar Dawei special economic zone from Italian Thai Development Pcl to rescue the floundering project and convince foreign investors to finally come on board.

The takeover of the strategically located complex, billed as a gateway for trade with Southeast Asia, follows years of delays that have been blamed largely on the Thai firm’s failure to secure private investment and agree on a power source for the 250 sq km (100 sq mile) deep-sea port, petrochemical and heavy industry hub.

“If ITD continues, it’s impossible for new investors to come in,” Set Aung, a former economist and now a deputy central bank governor in Burma, said during a meeting of Thai and Burmese officials in Bangkok on Thursday.

The sidelining of ITD could pave the way for the involvement of Japanese industrial and hi-tech firms long established in neighboring Thailand and who are fast taking advantage of investment opportunities in Burma since its new government introduced a raft of liberal reforms two years ago.

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Post by Nyinway » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:16 pm

Technological advance Japan taking over Dawei Deep Sea Project while Italian-Thai group was “ditched” and awaits re-imbursement. Japan as the most technological advance country in Asia moves to take over the Dawei Deep Sea Port Project. This is good for Myanmar. Japan’s long standing investment in Thailand had paid off in this deal for Japan is aggressively pursuing Japanese investors/companies in Myanmar now. The only thing I worry about is that I hope this deep sea port does not "disturb" the natural beauty of Myeik/Mergui Archipelago (the last virgin thousands of cluster of islands in this world) because of its proximity of closeness in geographic location. I am still advocating and supporting the idea of Myanmar National Epic Preservation Projects (MNEPP) which Myeik Archipelago is one of them

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http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/2 ... AN20131121

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Post by Poi » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:40 pm

ITD still plans to bid on Dawei projects

The Burmese government’s decision to take back the Dawei deep-sea port concession from Italian-Thai Development Pcl (ITD) may raise the eyebrows of some investors looking at the country, but negative repercussions on investment are unlikely, say analysts.

Thailand and Burma late last month signed three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on the Dawei project. One was to transfer the concession to Dawei SEZ Development Co (DSEZ), a new 50-50 special-purpose vehicle set up by the countries to run the project.

In November 2010, Thailand’s third-largest contractor by market value was granted a 75-year, US$8.6-billion concession from Burma’s government to develop a special economic zone (SEZ) and deep-sea port in Dawei.

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Post by Pear » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:08 pm

Dawei Awaits Its Destiny

U Aung Myint, a community leader from Mudu village, stands next to a meter-long, gold-colored footprint with 108 Buddhist signs that was carved on a large boulder many centuries ago. “We believe that the Buddha visited here and that this is his left footprint,” he said.

The relic, around which a pagoda has been constructed, is part of the heritage of the ethnic Dawei people, who have lived in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region since the 8th century. The ancient artifact gave the cluster of villages on this remote coastal plain its local name: Nabule. “The Pali word for left foot is Nabule,” U Aung Myint explained.

The area is known on most maps as northern Maungmagan, located some 20 km northwest of Dawei city, and it is here that Southeast Asia’s biggest industrial estate is being developed: the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

The creation of a multi-billion dollar “new global gateway of Indochina” at the site of secluded, ancient villages underscores the dramatic changes that this long-isolated coastal region will experience if the project is realized.

The Myanmar government considers the Dawei SEZ a great economic engine for the impoverished country and officials boast of the region’s future as an industrial hub......................

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Post by Nyinway » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:34 pm

It is easy to teach an uneducated person but is extremely hard to teach a STUPID FOOL for stupidity and foolishness has no cure nor medicine or method to make them "smart" no matter what!.

By reading the article, it shows that the previous illegal regime who is famous for ignorant factors in dealing, maintaining and running the country for decades had made a deal with Thailand in the past. These ignorant Generals are extremely short sighted and narrow minded, low insights not to mention paranoid dictators who ruins the nation many ways.
Let me ask a simple question concerning with this most talked about mega project, the Dawei Deep Sea Port or Indochina Gateway Industrial Zone or whatever!. My one and simple question is this! Why on earth the Burmese wants to build a highway system to Bangkok FROM Economic Zone and NOT to one of their Cities inside Myanmar? Why Bangkok? The Burmese are foolish enough to destroy much of its land, displace people both fauna and flora together with environmental damages just to connect to Bangkok? What’s in THEN regime mind to connect to Bangkok? Why not connect this economic zone to Burmese Cities like Yangon, or Mawlamyine or close by coastal Cities, any Burmese Cities rather than Bangkok. Is Bangkok the only place? There is no alternative Cities or Sites in Myanmar? Did the Burmese wants to embrace Bangkok and make Bangkok much richer and prefer a “poor” under developed Burmese side? Think carefully. If the Burmese truly wants to developed their country into a modern and developed nation and smart enough to proceed into what is most beneficial for Myanmar both short and long run scenario, this way of “embracing” Bangkok or any other foreign cities or places is definitely NOT the way to improve Burma/Myanmar. Did my one simple question make sense? Yes, if the Burmese are willing to destroy their own land, their own people and their own environment by mega projects like this one, THEN why not for Burma, Burmese people on BURMESE/MYANMAR SIDE by connecting this super so called economic zone to one of Myanmar cities or sites within Myanmar?. Why not? As I had mention many times, the Burmese lack of education, knowledge, expertise, equipment, technology, money and most important of all, the serious lack of “insights” of smart thinking is the cause of making China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, you name it got the cream and the meat while the Burmese got the left over bones that is not even possible to chew and eat if it is eatable at all!
What a shame and disgusting for sacrificing all this for China? For Thailand etc. and not for Burmese villagers who are the Citizens of Myanmar any way!
There are many instances (not just this one) the illegal regime who take the country by guns had done and damage that make a Timber land into barren land, precious stone produce lands into spoiled and unusable lands, rivers into flooded lands and so on. The never ending foolish and ignorant conducts that do not support for the modernization and developed Myanmar that these fools talk about so much.
By embracing other countries does not make Myanmar, the leader, but a follower forever! The Burmese saying of “Thakin Myo hate Doh Ba Mar” which means "we are the masters of our land and people". But look what the Burmese are doing. They are making Thais their masters, or Chinese their masters or Indians their masters while their people and their country is indeed and in truth the follower who obeys their masters’ wishes. Saying BIG is one thing, doing small is another.
Why not make Myanmar, the hub or gateway of Indochina instead of other nation's places? Is other nation or nations are superior than Myanmar? If this is the case, MAKE MYANMAR SUPERIOR than other nations and NOT the other way around. This is the way and the technique smart leaders do to their country to expand and developed THEIR nation and not embracing and developed OTHER nations.

By the way, I want to mention one important thing and that is King Bayintnaung, the brilliant Burmese King who build the biggest Burmese Empire is smart and intelligent and wise but he has NOT one single royal blood at all! Read his biography and you will understand and know what I'm talking about. Bayintnaung actual name is "Ye Htut" a commoner with NO ROYAL BLOOD. What did this tell us about? Myanmar is a nation that proved AND recorded that any person, even commoners can become BIG, STRONG and attain HIGH PRESTIGE AND POSITION if that person is smart enough and do well enough to become one of the greatest Kings in Burmese history. He also command a well trained and strong, great Army to rule a big territory with intellectual over sights to vassal states including Thailand.
Look also to Genghis Khan the ruler of Mongols Empire, the biggest land mass Empire ever build by a single ruler. How did he rule such a wide space from Asia (including entire China) to Asia Minor to Europe, the biggest land mass ever in human history of Empires. He rules with vassal states and with WIT (intelligent oversight). History had proven and recorded and there is no excuse for not learning what these Brilliant Genius who are once commoners can do to our Planet.
Someone might say because Yangon is not so developed or not strategically located and all those excuses from not admitting they are foolish. The ENTIRE Myanmar country IS strategically located geographically, economically and politically. So that means any place inside Myanmar is strategic. For the response on Yangon or Mawlamyine or any place is not so developed, then my answer to it is MAKE IT DEVELOPED, MAKE IT HAPPEN. That is the smart and wise way to make, embrace Myanmar to a higher, better and developed nation and not the other way around of embracing other places in other nations more developed.
To me if the Thais or the Chinese or the Japanese or any one that sponsors this project will say "no deal" then let it be.........NO DEAL and Myanmar will maintain and stay "virgin" for future prospects and projects to create for creativity, innovation and invention are my tools, ways and means to make Myanmar's future brighter and higher not to mention an updated version to be implement. I am never afraid of the future for today's decision that what counts to holds the future events. Remember, as times move on to advancement, so is the technology, methods and techniques also. What that means is building any building or structure today is less superior compare to buildings of the future.

Will pause for now.

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Post by Admin » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:22 am

I think maybe bags of cash from Thailand and China (who are both set to benefit hugely from this project) are strong influences on the leaders of Burma at the moment!

Dawei Awaits Its Destiny
U Aung Myint, a community leader from Mudu village, stands next to a meter-long, gold-colored footprint with 108 Buddhist signs that was carved on a large boulder many centuries ago. “We believe that the Buddha visited here and that this is his left footprint,” he said.

The relic, around which a pagoda has been constructed, is part of the heritage of the ethnic Dawei people, who have lived in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region since the 8th century. The ancient artifact gave the cluster of villages on this remote coastal plain its local name: Nabule. “The Pali word for left foot is Nabule,” U Aung Myint explained.

The area is known on most maps as northern Maungmagan, located some 20 km northwest of Dawei city, and it is here that Southeast Asia’s biggest industrial estate is being developed: the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

The creation of a multi-billion dollar “new global gateway of Indochina” at the site of secluded, ancient villages underscores the dramatic changes that this long-isolated coastal region will experience if the project is realized.

The Myanmar government considers the Dawei SEZ a great economic engine for the impoverished country and officials boast of the region’s future as an industrial hub.

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