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Thailand urges talks on Dawei SEZ after construction setback

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow

 

Thailand is keen to push forward development of Myanmar’s Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) and deep sea port, said deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow on Thursday.

 

He was speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Myanmar-Thailand joint high-level committee for development of the Dawei SEZ and related projects.

 

The Dawei SEZ has been hit with repeated delays, and faced another setback last month when Myanmarcancelled contracts with the Italian-Thai Development Company and partners to develop its first phase. 

 

Meanwhile, Thailand has invested in infrastructure to support the SEZ, including the soon-to-open Bang Yai-Kanchanaburi motorway to Myanmar’s border. The route will enable Thai trade to flow directly to the Indian Ocean without passing through the Malacca Strait.

 

Supattanapong added that the three parties involved in the Dawei project – Thailand, Myanmar and Japan – should hold more talks on crucial issues soon to push forward development.

 

The National Economic and Social Development Council is gathering information on the project to be presented to Supattanapong. It will also cooperate with the Foreign Ministry in deciding how Thailand should proceed on the project.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30401250

 

 

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14 minutes ago, webfact said:

Supattanapong added that the three parties involved in the Dawei project – Thailand, Myanmar and Japan – should hold more talks on crucial issues soon to push forward development.

I thought China had an interest in a port at Dawei, to get their export goods to the Bay of Bengal/Indian ocean?

Using the now infamous Thai-China high speed railway could give them access to it, via a spur.

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The infrastructure spent already on the Tak/Mae Sot highway is massive.

Trouble here is dealing with a crazy Burmese Junta Government that needs more than 

brown envelopes, they want large sacks.

This might never happen but was a great idea, long overdue

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I thought China had an interest in a port at Dawei, to get their export goods to the Bay of Bengal/Indian ocean?

Using the now infamous Thai-China high speed railway could give them access to it, via a spur.

Has 3.5 km test track finished yet ?

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1 hour ago, Dave67 said:
7 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I thought China had an interest in a port at Dawei, to get their export goods to the Bay of Bengal/Indian ocean?

Using the now infamous Thai-China high speed railway could give them access to it, via a spur.

Has 3.5 km test track finished yet ?

:cheesy:  It's all quiet on the western front now.

Heard a few poster saying about earthmoving going on, but that's about from what I can see.

 

Don't forget, according to our glorious leader back in 2017, his then transport minister Arkhom said, "a total of 13 construction contracts for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route would be open for bidding in 2018 so that construction could be completed and the system become operational in 2021."

So, any day now it will be up and running.

 

<For the hard-of-learning: The text above may contain traces of sarcasm>

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18 hours ago, bluesofa said:

:cheesy:  It's all quiet on the western front now.

Heard a few poster saying about earthmoving going on, but that's about from what I can see.

 

Don't forget, according to our glorious leader back in 2017, his then transport minister Arkhom said, "a total of 13 construction contracts for the Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima route would be open for bidding in 2018 so that construction could be completed and the system become operational in 2021."

So, any day now it will be up and running.

 

<For the hard-of-learning: The text above may contain traces of sarcasm>

I recall the ground breaking with Dear leader using a shovel. The shovel is now fossilized and an exhibit in the Bangkok fantasy high speed railway museum  

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