Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Opinion China's latest Myanmar megaproject courts controversy Critics portray ambitious Kyaukpyu port and industrial park plan as 'Trojan horse' for Beijing's interests
November 7, 2017 12:20 JST | Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos Long delays in the Kyaukpyu project reflect Myanmar authorities' financial, political and security concerns.
Nearly two years ago, Myanmar chose a Chinese consortium led by the state-run
Citic to develop a $10 billion port and industrial park that could turn into the country's largest foreign investment.
With Beijing pledging to create 100,000 jobs and transform a poor region, the Kyaukpyu port plan potentially represents a huge win for Myanmar.
Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions Never miss a story with breaking news alerts Customize your reading experience
Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.
Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30
Find out more
By continuing to browse this website, you accept cookies which are used for several reasons such as personalizing content/ads and analyzing how this website is used. Please review our
to learn how you can update your cookie settings.
Accept & Continue