Myanmar project brings hope and fear

Economic zone to be constructed outside of Yangon will create jobs, but locals fear losing land.

Myanmar is hoping to use its chairmanship of ASEAN this year to try to attract foreign investors. One of the more ambitious projects expected to drive the country’s economic growth is the Thilawa Special Economic Zone that is being built just outside of the capital, Yangon.

The development could bring benefits to people living in the area, but may also contain pitfalls.

Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Myanmar’s Thanlyin township. 

Source: Al Jazeera

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