I am going to be presenting a paper/case study on Ital-Thai Development Co. Ltd. and its involvement in the Dawei (Tavoy) Industrial Estate at the forthcoming ICMC in Greater Noida at the end of November this year – my annual trip to India. Here is the (rather short) abstract or summary:
The Dawei Industrial Estate is one of the principal means by which the newly-opening Burmese [Myanmarese] economy will engage with the world. It is being constructed largely by Ital-Thai Development (ITD), a company which has been involved with various controversies in large-scale infrastructure projects. Dawei faces concerns over forcible evictions and environmental concerns: how does ITD deal with these issues?