Resettlement Work Plan
The relocation and resettlement of the first-phase Thilawa SEZ development area was conducted by the Yangon Regional Government in coordination with the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee.
It is the first time in the entire history of Myanmar in conducting the relocation and resettlement of the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) according to the international standard. Since it is the first experience, it is not a perfect process; however, it is considered a success and a good learning process as the relocation was complete peacefully in accordance with the Resettlement Work Plan, which was drafted in accordance with the guidelines of JICA and the World Bank’s environment and social safeguard policies.
As per the Resettlement Work Plan, the PAPs were provided with different kinds of assistance that include, but not limited to, a replacement land in the new place, a house having better condition than their original house, cash assistance for crop losses, cash assistance for 6-year crop value as a livelihood assistance, cash assistance for vulnerable groups (such as old-aged people, students, widows, etc.), cash assistance to cover relocation costs, guarantee for jobs created by the project, among others. The Resettlement Work Plan can be downloaded as follows;
Both English and Myanmar version of the Resettlement Framework for the rest 2000 Ha can be downloaded from the following links.