Two companies formed by the governments of Myanmar and Thailand will take over as the main developers of the Dawei Special Economic Zone, project chairman U Aye Myint told a news conference in Yangon on December 2.
Farmland owner Win Lwin Oo has revealed that the Thai construction firm Italian-Thai (ITD) has agreed compensation with him over damages to his land caused by the construction of the Dawei-Kanchanaburi Highway.
On June 8, two sections of highway were built across his farmland and the area had to be fenced off. The local farmer accused the firm of failing to safeguard against the perishing of long-term plantations, the blockage of streams, and the perishing of crops caused by waterlogged soil during the rainy season.
The Dawei Watch Group has said that a local resident is planning to sue the Italian-Thai Construction Company (ITD) for losses incurred when the Thai firm built a highway through his land in Yay Phyu Township.
Win Lwin Oo says he lost two acres of farmland because of the highway construction which leads from the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Tanintharyi Region to Kanchanaburi in Thailand.