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Many countries in developing Asia are establishing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to offer an attractive investment climate for the private sector and to foster industrial and economic development outside of major cities. Across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) there are over 500 SEZs and industrial ...

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Firm putting drones to work on farms

After the technician’s countdown, “moi, pi, bai”, an AS-III fixed-wing drone launches off a catapult into the air, ascending rapidly at 25 metres per second until it is high above the Cambodian countryside. The drone, equipped with a special camera capable of detecting what the ...

Industrial rail project gathers steam with government push

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol has vowed to reinvigorate a long-dormant project to connect the Kingdom’s sole operating railway line to the capital’s biggest industrial park – a move that would boost rail traffic ahead of the completion of a rail link to northwestern Cambodia and ...

Yangon government considers ending industrial zone bridge tolls

The Yangon Region government is debating ending the toll fees on three bridges that connect Hlaing Thar Yar industrial zone with Yangon and the Thilawa special economic zone. “We are discussing with the Ministry of Construction the collection fees on Bayint Naung bridge, Aung Zayar ...

Parliamentary commission advises overhaul of national land use policy

The National Land Use Policy is in line for redress, after being highlighted by a parliamentary commission charged with targeting legislation for reform. In its current form, the policy only covers farmland – something the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Issues ...

Millcon Thiha GEL foresees advantages in being steel first-comer in Myanmar

MILLCON THIHA GEL is bullish that international development banks’ planned projects in Myanmar and demand from new factories to be constructed in Thilawa Special Economic Zone will keep its newly completed steel plant busy in the very near future. The company last week officially became ...

Steel firm mulls factory in SSEZ

A Chinese steel company is in talks with Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone to set up an industrial facility in the zone, a marketing executive said on November 19. Gu Xia, section chief of SSEZ’s marketing department, said the Chinese company was currently reviewing the land ...

Government speeds up EEC projects

The government vows to rev up construction of planned development projects under the Eastern Economic Corridor, which it hopes will form a new engine to drive economic growth. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who chaired meeting of the Committee for Special Development Policy in Special Economic ...

Singapore firm plans Thilawa galvanising plant

Amid booming demand for high-quality construction materials, Meranti Singapore is planning to build a steel galvanising plant and paintline in Thilawa special economic zone. The firm intends to spend US$85 million on the facility, and is in discussion with the SEZ operator and potential local ...

Thai group promises to build new SEZ

Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomed a pledge by a Thai-based industrial real estate developer on October 10 that promised to build a special economic zone in Cambodia, despite officials saying the company has yet to make any firm commitments. According to local media, the pledge was made ...

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