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NESDB sounds alarm over Dawei project

Governments urged to invest in infrastructure

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The ambitious Dawei project will prove difficult to develop if the Myanmar and Thai governments fail to invest in infrastructure and utilities, warns the government's planning agency. 

"Normally, investment in megaprojects or large industrial towns worldwide is handled by the government, which invests in utilities and infrastructure while offering privileges to persuade the private sector to set up factories," said Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board.

"But Dawei's development concept differs from normal practice."

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