Economic zones in Myanmar
|Title:|| ||Myanmar seeks new Dawei SEZ partners
|Date of publication:|| ||03 December 2013|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Myanmar is allowing international investors to bid for a mammoth project to develop a special economic zone in its southernmost region following the withdrawal of the sole developer, a Thai company, which had been unable to secure partners for the venture, an official said on Monday.
Chairman of the Management Committee of Dawei SEZ Han Sein told a press conference in Yangon that developer Italian-Thai Development Pcl - Thailand's largest construction group - had terminated its work on the project in Myanmar's Tanintharyi region to make way for international bidders.
"Myanmar Port Authorities [MPA] and Italian-Thai had an agreement in place to work on this project previously," Han Sein, who is also Myanmar's deputy minister of transport, said at the
MPA office. "We ended this [agreement] because we want [to open the project up to] international investment," he said.
Plans for the Dawei SEZ include a deep-sea port, industrial zone, steel plant, fertilizer plant, coal and natural gas-fired power plant and water supply system. The SEZ will have a motorway linked to Thailand's Kanchaburi province, as well as a railroad hub, links to oil and gas pipelines, and electrical cable lines..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Kyaw Lwin Oo|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"Asia Times Online"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||29 May 2014|
Laws and regulations
|Title:|| ||Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law.
|Date of publication:|| ||27 January 2011|
|Description/subject:|| ||(The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 8/2011) -
The 8th Waning Day of Pyatho, 1372. M.E.
(27th January, 2011) - The State Peace and Development Council hereby enacts the following Law:
Chapter I -
Title and Definition.
1 This Law shall be called the Myanmar Special Economic Zone Law...|
|Source/publisher:|| ||State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (94K)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||03 January 2012|
|Title:|| ||THE DAWEI SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE LAW/ ထား၀ယ္အထူး စီးပြားေရးဇုံ ဥပေဒ
|Date of publication:|| ||27 January 2011|
|Description/subject:|| ||The Union of Myanmar (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 17/2011) 8th Waning of Pyatho, 1372 M.E. ( 27th January , 2011)..... ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၊ ထား၀ယ္အထူး စီးပြားေရးဇံု ဥပေဒ၊ (ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ ေအးခ်မ္းသာယာေရးႏွင့္ ဖြံ႔ၿဖဳိးေရးေကာင္စီ ဥပေဒ အမွတ္ ၁၇/ ၂၀၁၁) ၁၃၇၂ ခုႏွစ္ ျပာသို လျပည့္ေက်ာ္ (၈) ရက္၊(၂၀၁၁ ခုႏွစ္ ဇႏၷ၀ါရီလ ၂၇ ရက္)|
|Source/publisher:|| ||The Union of Myanmar, The State Peace and Development Council|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (671K)|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||23 September 2012|
Industrial zones - general studies
|Title:|| ||The Regional Development Policy of Thailand and Its Economic Cooperation with Neighboring Countries
|Date of publication:|| ||July 2005|
"Thailand has recently strengthened its economic policy toward its neighboring countries in coordination
with domestic regional development. It is widely recognized that economic cooperation with
neighboring countries is essential in preventing the inflow of illegal labor and effectively utilizing labor
and resources through the relocation of production bases. This direction is strengthened by elaborating
the GMS-EC and the ECS (Economic Cooperation Strategy). In addition, economic dependency of the
neighboring countries on Thailand is generally high. In this report, firstly, Thai regional development
policy will be made clear in relation to its economic policy toward neighboring countries as well as the
status quo of the industrial estates. Secondly, Thai policy toward the neighboring countries is examined
referring to the concept of wide-ranging economic zones, regional economic cooperation and special
border economic zones. Thirdly, the paper will discuss how closely the economies between Thailand
and the neighboring countries are related through trade and investment. Lastly, some implications on
Japan's economic cooperation will also be explored."...Keywords: industrial estates, GMS-EC, ECS, economic corridors, border zones|
|Author/creator:|| ||Takao TSUNEISHI|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Institute of Developing Economies, Discussion Paper No. 32|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (674K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.ide.go.jp/English/Publish/Download/Dp/032.html|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||16 July 2006|
|Title:|| ||Industrial Development in Myanmar: Prospects and Challenges
|Date of publication:|| ||2001|
|Description/subject:|| ||"...we should look back Myanmar’s history on industrial policy.
Every government to date since independence, either civilian or military,
and either democratic or socialist, has approached the problem of the private sector with great concern and trepidation. Whenever they wanted to
accommodate and integrate the energy of private enterprises into the national economy, the socialist philosophy, anti-capitalist attitude, control-prone disposition and xenophobia based on the bitter colonial experiences
provided obstacles, with the redefinition of the role of the private sector
being left vague and halfway.
The transition to market-oriented economy in the 1990s seems to be a historical exception. The various reform measures taken by the military government apparently show their strong commitment toward a full-fledged
market economy. The author calls the present transformation of the economy the Third Wave, and assures himself that it has been the biggest wave of
liberalization in Myanmar’s industrial history.
Compared with the previous two waves, which the author thinks occurred in the latter half of the
1950s and in the mid-1970s, the present regime has committed itself much more clearly to market economic principles and the enhanced role of the
Nevertheless, the history still exhibits a reserve to be fully confident in
government policy toward a market economy. Recent backtracking of economic reforms is certainly something to be worried. It would be necessary
for the military government to commit itself again to such ideas as open
markets, free competition, transparency, accountability, consistency, level
playing field, freedom of information and rule of law, which are the foundations for a free and fair market-oriented economy. Without the govern
ment’s commitment to those ideas, the private sector would never be confident on public polices, and as a result, the full-fledged investments would
never be forthcoming."
See Toshihiro Kudo, “Industrial Policy in Myanamr: Lessons from the Past” in Industrial Devel
opment and Reforms in Myanmar: ASEAN and Japanese Perspectives, (Bangkok, The Sasakawa
Southeast Asia Cooperation Fund, 1999).
|Source/publisher:|| ||IDE- Institute of Developing Economies / JETRO - Japan External Trade Organization|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (642K), html|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs14/Industrial_Development_in_Myanmar-Prospects_and_Challenges.pdf
|Date of entry/update:|| ||22 September 2012|