June 29, 2017

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Thai Princess on her first visit to Dawei

Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits the site for Dawei Special Economic Zone project.
Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits the site for Dawei Special Economic Zone project.

At the request of Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Dawei of Taninthayi Region yesterday to observe the development of Myanmar-Thailand-Japan’s Daiwei Special Economic Zone project. The Dawei SEZ and its related projects are being implemented in Dawei district and are expected to create employment opportunities for some 300,000 locals by 2025.
A port project with the capacity to handle 15,000-ton ships has been completed, while some dredging works and construction of storage facilities are underway.
Another ongoing project is a 90-mile long two-way road will link Myanmar and Thailand border areas. As for the initial phase, an industrial zone will be established on 7,000 acres of land and it will have basic infrastructure including telephone lines, water and electricity supplies and urbanization.Before visiting famous pagodas in Dawei, the princess met with Taninthayi Region Chief Minister U Myat Ko to discuss promotion of friendly relations between the two countries.
She left Dawei for Yangon in the afternoon.
It was her first visit to Dawei although she had been to the country for five times before. The princess visited the country in 1986, 1994, 2003, 2010 and 2013.
In Yangon, the Princess paid homage to the Shwedagon Pagoda.

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