Yingluck to follow up on Dawei deep sea port during upcoming Myanmar visit

national August 22, 2012 00:00

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Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will travel to Myanmar next month to follow up on the joint deep sea port project, Foreign Minister Surapong Tohvichakchaikul said on Wednesday.


During her two-day official visit, Yingluck will meet Myanmar’s President Thein Sein at the new capital of Nay Pyi Daw.
The visit, which will start on September 13, will see Yingluck follow up progress of bilateral cooperation following Thai-Myanmar MoUs signed during Thein Sein’s visit to Bangkok in July. 
Surapong said the joint development of the Dawei deep-sea port project in Myanmar as well as the plan to connect the Dawei project to Thailand’s Laem Chabang deep sea port project, will be a major topic for discussion during the visit.
The three MoUs have reaffirmed the two countries' cooperation on the project that will not just be key to development of southern Myanmar but also its link with Thailand's Eastern Seaboard.
The MoU, particularly on Dawei, has sent a strong signal to foreign investment that the two governments are committed to development of the strategic economic corridor that would give a boost to this impoverished region in Myanmar.

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