Public land lease

Special economic zones

The Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

Thailand and Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2008 to develop the DSEZ; one the three special economic zones in the country expected to stimulate growth by drawing in foreign investment. About eight years later work on the DSEZ has been minimal. On the ...

PPSEZ sets timeline for delayed IPO launch

After numerous delays, industrial park operator Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone announced on 6 April that it had finalised a timeline for the launch of its upcoming initial public offering, and would kick off a five-day bookbuilding session starting on 18 April and hold a public ...

Bid forms for SEZs set for next week

Companies interested in developing state land into special economic zones in Trat, Mukdahan and Nong Khai provinces can buy the bid documents between April 11 and 19, says the head of the Treasury Department in Thailand. SEZ development is a major government policy aimed at boosting investment ...

Songkhla, Tak up next after Sa Kaeo

Tak and Songkhla will be the next provinces with government-developed special economic zones (SEZs) after the one in Sa Kaeo is finished. The SEZ in Songkhla’s Sadao district has been designated for rubber processing, while the one in Tak’s Mae Sot district will be for agricultural processing, ...

That Luang Marsh SEZ condos have wide appeal

A majority of people buying condo apartments at That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Vientiane are Lao or of Lao origin living in France, officials in charge of the project have said.  Vice President of the zone’s management board Mr Pheng Inthilath told Vientiane ...

Bavet SEZ hashes out fears with deputy PM

A representative of a Svay Rieng province special economic zone that was rocked by violent strikes in December discussed security and law enforcement during a meeting on 2 February with Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An, the province’s ruling party lawmaker. Keep reading ...

Lao Government approves new SEZ in Luang Prabang

The Lao government has given the green light for a Lao company to set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in Luang Prabang province, bringing the total number of SEZs nationwide to 13. The development is part of plans to create a new town in the ...

PPSEZ workers protest seeking unpaid wages

Negotiations over salaries and severance pay are underway at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone, after workers from a Turkish-owned garment factory that ceased production earlier this month staged protests there last week. Weibo Group’s Cambodian branch employed around 1,000 workers in a PPSEZ factory before ...

Laos-Japan economic zone to benefit local community

The new specific economic zone (SEZ) being developed through cooperation between Laos and Japan should bring economic and other benefits to the government, local administrations and people by being a model on transparency of investment. Relevant officials made the comments about the project recently on the ...

Violent protests boil over in Bavet

Ongoing protests by striking garment workers in the Svay Rieng province town of Bavet spiralled into “anarchy” on 22 December after protesters pelted police with rocks, aggravating an already volatile situation and spurring national authorities to begin mediation efforts. Two military police were injured in the encounter, ...

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