Myanmar Sugar Development Public Company is planning another share sale to invest in Thilawa SEZ and also finance a sugar processing factory, according to company directors.
Myanmar Sugar will put about K2.95 billion (US$3 million) of the total K5.5 billion it plans to raise into Thilawa SEZ shares.
Myanmar Sugar is one of nine founding companies which together are to own at least 45 percent of Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Limited (MTSH), which in turn owns 41pc of Thilawa SEZ project, according to MTSH’s website and prospectus.
Another 30pc of the capital to be raised is scheduled for a multi-purpose sugar mill in Sagaing Region’s Katha township. The Katha mill will be run under the name Kamdhenu Ventures Myanmar in a joint venture, with the Singaporean partner owning 70pc and Myanmar Sugar owning the rest.
It will refine sugar as well as process ethanol, power electricity and fertilizer, officials said. The rest of the capital is to be allocated to sugar field irrigation.