Development of Dawei SEZ expected to be delayed again

Officials are expecting the outbreak of COVID-19 to slow the development of Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region.

“The virus is affecting the development process, including road construction,” said U Tin Htoo Naing, secretary of Dawei SEZ.

Things are being delayed just as foreign investors were showing interest in the project. International investors were invited to invest in Dawei SEZ in October 2019, and many countries such as Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia as well as several companies from Myanmar showed interest in investing in the SEZ.

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