ASEAN’s largest packaging firm to start Thilawa operations next year

Kian Joo Group, the largest packaging business in ASEAN, is investing in a packaging plant in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Construction of the plant is expected to be complete by the first quarter of next year. Malaysia-based Kian Joo is one of the biggest can manufacturers within ASEAN, manufacturing a wide range of […]

Suu Kyi Government Brings Back Myanmar’s ‘Mr. SEZ’

YANGON — Myanmar’s government has brought a key architect of the previous administration’s economic policy back into the fold, aiming to bolster confidence in the business community. President Htin Kyaw’s office on Monday announced the appointment of Set Aung, until recently the deputy governor of the central bank, as deputy minister for national planning and […]

MTSH gives three companies green light to develop housing complex project in Thilawa SEZ

​​ A Japanese company, Super Hotel Co Ltd, and the Max and Myint Myat Htut Khaung companies, have been given the go-ahead for developments as part of a housing complex project in Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to announcement from Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Limited (MTSH). Thilawa Property Development Limited (TPD), a subsidiary company […]

68 companies approved to invest in Thilawa SEZ

A total of 68 companies have been approved to invest in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), according to an announcement released by Thilawa SEZ Management Committee. The granting of a permit to work in the areas of a first-phase project on 400 acres of land in Thilawa SEZ was issued during the second week […]

Myanmar’s New Economic Zone Attracts Foreign Interest But Local Ire

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Looking north from Myint Win’s farm, across rice paddies and past bamboo huts, a massive new industrial development on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city gleams in the distance. The buildings sprang up during the first phase of developing the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a 6,200 acre (2,500-hectare) industrial […]

Myanmar, Japan to sign joint venture for Thilawa SEZ

A joint venture agreement for the second phase of Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be signed by Japan and Myanmar in October, according to the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee. “We are going to sign a contract in October to establish a joint venture company organised by the governments of Myanmar and Japan, the public […]