Area of overlapping
Area of overlapping continental shelf claimed by both Malaysia and Thailand with approximately 7,250 square kilometers in size, located in the lower part of the Gulf of Thailand near the South China Sea.
by the two Governments in 1979
Area agreed by the two Governments in 1979 to be jointly explored and exploited for non-living natural resources for the mutual and equal benefits of the two countries.
Area to be supervised and administered
by the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA)
Area to be supervised and administered by the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) in respect of petroleum exploration and production under the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority Act 1990/B.E.2533.
Malaysia and Thailand have shared centuries of cultural, social and historical ties.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in 1979 between the two Governments on the establishment of a Joint Authority.
EXPLORATION & EXPLOTATION
Exploration and exploitation of the resources for a period of 50 years.
Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) in 1990
MTJA was created as a statutory body under the laws of Malaysia and Thailand in 1991 to assume all rights and responsibilities on behalf of the two Governments.
overlapping area known as the 'Joint Development Area' (JDA)