Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two special economic zones have brighter prospects


Tuesday, 17 January 2012 17:57 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – The Burmese government and Karen National Union (KNU) cease-fire last week has renewed attention on two special economic zones in Myawaddy and Hpaan, says Burmese government peace committee member and Industry Minister Soe Thein.

Both zones are more than 1,000 acres, said Minister Soe Thein. Myawaddy and Hpaan are areas where many KNU members.

Minister Soe Thein noted that Myawaddy, opposite Mae Sot, Thailand, is a hub of business activities in the state.

“We would like to invite both businessmen and KNU members to conduct business” in the area, he said, and he invited businessmen to visit the Hpaan special economic zone.         

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