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Special economic zones

Luang Namtha SEZ eyeing more investors

The Boten Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Luang Namtha province hopes to attract more investors, especially in the fields of education and medicine. The education and medical industry zone opening ceremony was held on Friday. It was attended by representatives of the government, foreign investors and ...

Souksamai Boulom

Cabinet set to deliberate on EEC land-use, development plans

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee will soon submit plans to the Cabinet for the use of land and the development of utilities infrastructure in the EEC. Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC Office, said the plans will cover the development of the EEC zone ...

Thailand and Myanmar Agree to Push Ahead With Dawei Special Economic Zone

Myanmar and Thailand have published their nine-point agreement to push through the implementation of the long-delayed US$8-billion (12.23-trillion-kyat) Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, which is set to be Southeast Asia’s largest industrial complex. After a bilateral ministerial meeting in Naypyitaw, a ...

Nan Lwin

Japanese trade group promotes investment in Lao SEZs

The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Vientiane will work with the developers of four special economic zones (SEZs) to encourage more investment by Japanese companies, to boost trade and economic ties between Laos and Japan.  A Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in Vientiane on Tuesday by ...

Cambodia, Thailand discuss linking ports

Thailand has proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries. A delegation from Thailand’s eastern economic corridor met with Cambodian authorities on Tuesday to discuss linking the infrastructures of the Laem Chabang port in Chonburi ...

Regional government hopes to open Kanyin Chaung economic zone end of this year

The Arakan State government hopes to open the Kanyin Chaung economic zone, developed in Maungdaw Township, by the end of 2019, Arakan State Municipal Affairs minister said. The regional government has built the economic zone on land over 200 acres wide in collaboration with KED Company, ...

Dawei SEZ stands better chance with Japanese participation, officials say

The governments of Myanmar, Japan and Thailand will be meeting over the troubled Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) project that has stalled since 2013 for lack of funding. Ministers will form a Joint Cooperation Committee to discuss how Japan can be more involved in developing ...

Chan Mya Htwe

EEC megaproject draws flak from residents

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is a well-known flagship megaproject of the military government. The project aims to turn most of the land in the three provinces of Chachoengsao, Chon Buri and Rayong into industrial zones. When completed, the project is expected to change the face ...

Sonthanaporn Inchan

Dawei Road could endanger forests and wildlife - Report

Myanmar’s lush rainforests and at least nine globally-threatened species are facing significant risks if the Dawei-Htee Khee road project (“Dawei Road”) continues without a comprehensive biodiversity protection plan, conservation experts warned. In the report entitled ‘Nature in Peril: The risk to forests and wildlife from the ...

Myanmar economic zone reimagined as export hub to India

Plans for an economic zone in southern Myanmar will be reworked by Japan into an export base to such markets as India, Nikkei has learned, in an attempt to kick-start the stalled project as China expands its economic influence in the Southeast Asian country. The new ...

Takashi Tsuji

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