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.
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Environmental groups demand impact assessments be carried out as bare minimum for existing and future energy projects in Burma
Shock cancellation of Tavoy coal-fired plant prompts Thai energy giant to moot possibility of constructing hydrocarbon plant in Burma
4,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Tavoy industrial complex in southern Burma cancelled after government cites public disquiet
Armed group says it will continue to resist the deep-sea port project until it is convinced of minimal impact on civilians
Local residents in southern Burma’s Tenasserim Division who are facing possible relocation to make way for Dawei [Tavoy] deep-sea port project construction held a press conference in Rangoon yesterday.
Burmese troops clash with KNLA close to the town of Myitta, through which a multi-lane highway linking Tavoy to Thailand will pass