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Special economic zones

Hanoi to open industrial clusters in Phu Xuyen District

Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi, will open an industrial zone to attract industries and handicrafts.   The Hanoi People’s Committee has issued Decision No. 4989/QD-UBND to establish Phu Tuc Industrial Zone in Phu Xuyen District. The industrial complexes will attract industries and handicrafts suitable for industrial development planning and socio-economic ...

Myanmar launches Thilawa industrial zone

Dignitaries from Myanmar and Japan on 23 September launched the first phase of a huge industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, as the long-isolated nation pushes to rapidly accelerate its industrialisation. Housing everything from children’s toy manufacturing to a car assembly plant and a deep-sea port, ...

Laos OKs economic zone for smaller Japanese companies

The Laotian government has given the green light to a special economic zone in the southern city of Pakse, a 625-hectare site dedicated to small and midsize Japanese companies. Businesses operating there will have corporate taxes waived for 10 years starting in the first profitable year, among ...

Seven clusters in for extra perks in SEZs

Additional investment privileges are likely to be offered to seven business clusters to be located in special economic zones (SEZs). Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak recently urged the Board of Investment and Industry Ministry to speed up studying the possibility of offering additional privileges to those ...

Construction workers needed for Thai-Myanmar SEZ

A raft of additional labourers is needed as construction of the Thai-Myanmar Special Economic Zone in Mae Sot kicks off, Tak province, project leaders say. Keep reading ...

HCM City speeds up work on special economic zone

The HCM City administration has instructed relevant agencies to finalise plans for the establishment of a special economic zone encompassing districts 7, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, and Can Gio. Keep reading ...

Laos, Thailand seek cooperation on SEZs

Laos and Thailand are seeking bilateral cooperation at special and specific economic zones along the border of the two countries. Laos’ National Committee for Special Economic Zones and Thailand’s Policy Committee on Special Economic Zone Development are preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding to inaugurate ...

SEZs seek to boost Thai-Laos partnership

Thailand and Laos have pledged to raise bilateral trade to US$8 billion over the next three years, driven mainly by underlined partnerships through special economic zones (SEZs).   Thailand plans to develop SEZs in 10 provinces, six of which have been designated in the first phase ...

Over US$180 million invested at That Luang Marsh project, Laos

Over US$180 million has been spent so far on building infrastructure facilities and condos at That Luang Marsh Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Vientiane, officials in charge of the project have said. Construction began in December 2012, with the US$1.6 billion project being developed as a ...

Lao developer proposes to convert BM Plaza to SEZ

A local developer is proposing to the Lao government to convert BM Plaza into a specific economic zone in order to facilitate business operations and attract more investment, trade and tourism through the single window service. Representatives from BM Group yesterday met with officials from the ...

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