Myanmar ministers visit Thailand’s Maptaput as example for industrial development


Myanmar ministers visited the Maptaput industrial estate in Rayong to gain insights for industrial development in their own country.

Deputy Transport Minister Prasert Jantararuangtong together with Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEA) Governor Veerapong Chaiperm and Rayong Governor Vichit Chartpaisit jointly welcomed a delegation of high-ranking officials from Myanmar.

The Myanmar visitors included were Industry Minister U Aye Myim, Transport Minister U Ham Sien, and Energy Minister U Myo Aung. They were studying the industrial estate’s management, Maptaput port, and the BLCP power plant.

Prasert said the visit is to help guide Myanmar’s development of a deep-sea port and the Dawei industrial estate, as well as considering transportation routes linking the new facilities with Thailand.

The very large scale project will be a new gateway to the region and serve as a primary regional logistics and trade centre.