BUSINESS – Thai firm announces Dawei deal

Thai energy firm Andaman Power & Utility has announced that it has been selected by the Burmese government to be “the sole electricity and utility provider” for the Dawei special economic zone and the surrounding area. It is thought that the company has been granted rights to build a 500-megawatt natural gas power plant in Dawei, although a first phase target would be for only 50 megawatts. The statement comes just a few months after the largest Thai construction firm, Ital-Thai pcl, was axed from the deep-sea port project.