05 Jun '11, 8am

Fears over Myanmar deep-sea port plan (via ST iPhone App)

Fears over Myanmar deep-sea port plan (via ST iPhone App)

Mechanical diggers on the pristine beaches near the sleepy fishing town of Dawei are a sign that change is coming to the remote corner of Myanmar - but not necessarily for the better. -- PHOTO: AFP YANGON - MECHANICAL diggers on the pristine beaches near the sleepy fishing town of Dawei are a sign that change is coming to the remote corner of Myanmar - but not necessarily for the better. The area has been chosen for a vast port complex that is the latest example of how foreign investment from Asian allies like China and Thailand is transforming the military-dominated nation despite Western sanctions. Some believe the 10-year, US$8 billion (S$9.8 billion) Dawei Development Project, led by a Thai industrial giant, could invigorate the country's impoverished economy and revolutionise regional trade. But hopes that the planned deep-sea port and giant industrial estate will inj...

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