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Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

Businesses Fear Chinese Will Control Kyaukpyu Projects

13 January 2015

Many businesses have started to fear that the Kyaukpyu project development will end up being under Chinese control. It could cause problems for Rakhine State if the development of the deep-sea port does end up in Chinese hands. The businesses have encouraged the government to take some time with the project. There is no need […]

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China Says It Has Not Abandoned the Kunming-Kyaukpyu Railway

China Says It Has Not Abandoned the Kunming-Kyaukpyu Railway

31 July 2014

The Chinese ambassador to Burma, also known as Myanmar, has denied published reports that indicate a planned railway line from Kunming to Kyaukpyu in the Arakan State, Burma has been abandoned. According to Xinhua, the Chinese state-run news agency, Ambassador Yang Houlan has denied the abandonment of the project by China. He made the statement […]

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Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railroad Canceled Due To Public Opposition

Kyaukpyu-Kunming Railroad Canceled Due To Public Opposition

22 July 2014

A memorandum of understanding between the Burmese Ministry of Rail Transport and the Chinese government for a railway between Kyaukpyu And Kunming has been allowed to expire, according to the Burmese government. There has been no further request from China for another contract, according to manager of the ministry Myint Wai. The project will not […]

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Kyaukpyu SEZ Means Upgrades For Highways, Other Infrastructure

Kyaukpyu SEZ Means Upgrades For Highways, Other Infrastructure

20 July 2014

In preparation for the development of the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Kyaukpyu-Magway route and the No 2 Union Highway will be upgraded, according to the Ministry of Construction. The two highways are preferred connections to the zone. The SEZ is predicted to cost $280 million to build, and bid requests have been opened […]

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Ground Surveys Begin For Railway To China

Ground Surveys Begin For Railway To China

20 June 2014

Surveying work has started in preparation for the railway that will link the Kyaukpyu township in Burma’s Arakan state (also known as Rakhine state) through the Shan state of Muse and into China, according to a report from the Ministry of Rail Transport released Monday. The ministry’s report indicates that international standards will be followed […]

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Burma Officials Urge Chinese Investment in Kyaukpyu SEZ

Burma Officials Urge Chinese Investment in Kyaukpyu SEZ

09 December 2013

Chinese investors were urged by Burmese officials to make an investment in the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) during talks between the two countries. The discussions happened Saturday as part of a bilateral trade meeting. The Kyaukpyu SEZ is located on Burma’s western coast and is one of three SEZ’s in the nation. At the […]

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Government still to reach an agreement for Chinese railway project

Government still to reach an agreement for Chinese railway project

03 October 2013

The $20 billion Chinese railway project that is projected to connect Kyaukpyu, Arakan State to Kunming in the southern part of Chinese is still being debated according to sources from within the government. Activist groups have been expressing their concerns along with the residents about not having the environment assessment report released as well as […]

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Bids for Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone

Bids for Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone

10 September 2013

According to state-run media, the government in Burma will offer development bids in the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Both international and national firms are invited to submit their own “comprehensive strategies”, the Bid evaluation and Awarding Committee (BEAC) chairman has stated. This comes from an official report in The New Light of Myanmar. Kyaukpyu […]

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China Railway to build Yunnan-Kyaukpyu route

China Railway to build Yunnan-Kyaukpyu route

31 May 2011

Beijing has announced that China Railway will construct the 810 km railway connecting the Chinese city of Dali, Yunnan province to Kyaukpyu on Ramree Island, Burma. Under the signed MOU, China Railway would be in-charge of building the railroad and said it expected to complete the project within three years. It has been previously reported […]

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Video: Kyaukpyu economic and technological zone

Video: Kyaukpyu economic and technological zone

22 May 2011

Promotional video showcasing the ambitious plans for developing Kyaukpyu, Ramree Island, as an economic and technological zone. The development is to be undertaken by China’s CITIC Group (citic.com) and includes large deep water ports, airfield and a 200km/h railroad connecting Kyaukpyu to China. According to the Burma’s Special Economic Zone Law, tax exemptions are offered […]

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