Former residents of the area now being used as part of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone say they haven’t been adequately compensated for the loss of their land.
The Thilawa Special Economic Zone is fast becoming a prime destination for foreign investment, but local people say their concerns aren’t being taken seriously.
Burma’s vice president opened on Wednesday a $1.5 billion manufacturing complex aimed at investment and creating jobs, showcasing government achievements.
Kubota, a Japanese agricultural equipment firm, is reportedly set to construct a machinery assembly plant in the Thilawa.
Thilawa’s new oil storage and terminal were opened on Sunday, bringing the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) one step closer to completion.
Backed by a US$209-million loan from Japan, construction on a new wharf for Thilawa port, 25km southeast of Rangoon, is set to be completed by 2017, Myanma Port Authority announced on Wednesday. Currently, a total of 32 berths—23 at Rangoon port and nine in Thilawa—handle more than 80 percent of Burma’s shipping freight. Thilawa SEZ …