Thai Govt Will Not Meddle in Dawei Dispute – The Irrawaddy, January 24, 2012
The Thai government and key investors are backing the Dawei (Tavoy) harbor and economic zone project despite Naypyidaw’s recent cancellation of a 4,000MW coal-fired power station there and the Karen National Union (KNU) stalling a linking highway.
Speaking to The Irrawaddy at a Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) forum in Bangkok, Kittirat Na Ranong, Thailand’s deputy prime minister—who was appointed finance minister in Thursday’s cabinet reshuffle—said that he remained hopeful that the US $58 billion project will proceed. However, he added, “Thailand will never interfere with any other country for the benefit of any business group…”
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