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New SEZ at Dala Township on the Cards

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be established at Dala township in the Yangon Region after completion of the Yangon-Dala Bridge, said Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein at the Challenges for Business Enterprises in 2018 public talk at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry headquarters on Sunday. […]

Myanmar Industrial zone operations expected to double in 2017

Businesses in industrial zones are expected to double in number next year because many businessmen are eyeing the sector for investment, said U Aye Thaung, the chairperson of Shwe Lin Pan Industrial Zone. The industrial business plays a vital role in the country’s economy, which is expected to be bolstered by a flood of foreign […]

Yangon officials wind up industrial land review

The Yangon Region government has finished a review of land price speculation in the city’s 29 industrial zones, which ultimately aims to free up thousands of vacant plots to be developed into factories. Empty plots will be reclaimed by the government, before being re-allocated to companies that really want to build industries, said regional minister […]

More effort needed to tackle idle industrial land

A month after the first site visits to inspect idle industrial plots in Yangon, officials are warning there will be no progress in freeing up unused land without a special committee that has the power and resolve to revoke the leases of absentee owners. Yangon Region government announced in late May that it was turning […]

Yangon chief minister to strengthen tax system

The Yangon Region chief minister has outlined plans to strengthen the city’s taxation system by examining weaknesses in local business audits. During a meeting with industrial zone officials on April 25, U Pyo Myo Thein said that businesspeople never show their audits to tax officials. “We need to make sure their audits are reliable,” he […]