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Myanmar, Japan unveil huge industrial zone

Thilawa Special Economic Zone is sited on the outskirts of Yangon

MUCH FANFARE: Myanmar and Japan officials at the launch of the first phase of the SEZ. The factory complex, set to sprawl 2,400 hectares when complete, is the first of its kind in the country.


MYANMAR and Japanese dignitaries on Wednesday launched the first phase of a huge industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, as the long-isolated nation pushes to rapidly accelerate its industrialisation.

Housing everything from children's toy manufacturing to a car assembly