NGOs in Myanmar are gearing up to collectively endeavor to assess the Environmental and Social Impact of Special Economic Zones especially the Dawei Port – according to one report from Myanmar Times. The report highlight the fact that some NGOs backed by super powers have their own agenda in assessing and reporting in their analysis because the financial support will force them to bias in their assessment results.
Although the works at special economic zone in Dawei are suspended by the main contractor – Italian-Thai Development Co., companies vying for the business spun from this Huge Deep Sea Port are hurdling night and day along with the NGOs. UMFCCI – the Chamber of Commerce body of Myanmar also report receipt of average 2 inquiries daily about this Dawei Port. The interested parties are led by Korea and then by Japan and China according to one official from UMFCCI.