Thailand, Myanmar back ambitious port project – AFP, July 23, 2012
…The Dawei development on Myanmar’s southern Andaman coast is a key part of the impoverished country’s plans to transform its economy, giving neighbours such as Thailand an outlet to the Indian Ocean and markets to the West.
But the project — led by Thai industrial giant Ital-Thai — has faced resistance from local villagers and there have been signs of funding troubles…
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