Reform-Minded Myanmar Has Long Road Ahead

Thilawa is located some 20 miles down the coast south of Yangon, the commercial center and former capital of Myanmar in the days when it was more famously known as Burma. There, a gleaming new multipurpose port complete with 3,300 feet of berth — with a planned adjacent special economic zone likely to house a cluster of original equipment manufacturers — stands testament to the rapid transformation of Myanmar's economy.