Burma’s short-term business confidence dropped to 49 percent in 2017 from 73 percent a year ago, according to a survey.
The delay of the much-anticipated reform comes as Suu Kyi faces criticism that she has neglected economic reforms.
She also told her fellow delegates that much of Burma’s recent success was down to her government’s policy of ensuring “a level playing field”.
Located in southeastern Burma by the Andaman Sea, Dawei, or Tavoy, is set to be a strategic channel for connecting with trade partners around the South China Sea.
Burmese leader bids to attract more overseas businesses to create jobs and improve Burma’s crumbling infrastructure.
Aung San Suu Kyi promises a clearer legal framework and opportunities in untapped economic sectors in a bid to attract investors after the lifting of US sanctions.