Photos – Melbourne Book Launch

by 14 April 2015

10 April 2015

Photos from the IPA Melbourne launch of Mrs. Rinehart’s book, From Red Tape to Red Carpet…And Then Some.

Courtesy of the IPA and Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Video – Melbourne Book Launch

by 14 April 2015

10 April 2015

On Friday the IPA hosted the Melbourne launch of Mrs Rinehart’s new book, From Red Tape to Red Carpet…And Then Some.

Watch the video here.

Courtesy of the IPA and Mrs. Gina Rinehart

Article – PRD deputy chief visits Mae Sot to observe the country’s first SEZ

by 10 April 2015

10 March 2015 Pattaya Mail

Deputy Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department Prawin Pattanapong and his entourage on Monday visited Mae Sot border district in Tak Province, to study the progress of the country’s first Special Economic Zone which has been established to catch up with business opportunities offered by the approaching ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Mr. Prawin met with the provincial committee responsible for the economic zone establishment, led by Tak Governor Hataya [...]

Article – Ground broken for economic zone at Qatar’s port

by 10 April 2015

3 March 2015 Michael Fahy Construction Week

Qatar’s economic zones company, Manateq, has broken ground on the new, 33.5km2 economic zone renamed as Um Alhoul Special Economic Zone which will be built next to the country’s massive new port – itself renamed Hamad Port.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the new zone, which will be home to light manufacturing companies in the building materials, metals, logistics, petrochemicals, food processing and maritime sectors. [...]

Article – Manateq launches Um Alhoul Special Economic Zone

by 10 April 2015

3 March 2015 ZAWYA

Manateq - the foremost developer and operator of Qatar’s new economic zones and projects that offer world-class business environments to the Qatari private sector – has pushed further forward into its mandate as it held another groundbreaking ceremony, this time for the Um Alhoul special economic zone project.

Leading State, company officials and dignitaries at the ceremony were His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin [...]

Article – Rwanda banks on special economic zones to attract investors

by 10 April 2015

15 March 2015 Shanghai Daily

KIGALI, March 15 (Xinhua) — Rwanda is wooing investors to invest in the country through building special economic zones.

The Rwanda Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is a programme within the Rwanda Development Board that is designed to address domestic private sector constraints such as availability of industrial and commercial land, availability and the cost of energy, limited transport linkages, and market access among others.

Francois Kanimba, Rwandan minister of trade [...]

Article – Govt tables Special Economic Zones Bill 2015

by 10 April 2015

5 March 2015 Melline Myendo KBC

The government has tabled the Special Economic Zones Bill 2015 which seeks to provide the legal framework to govern the three manufacturing and service hubs that will produce exclusively for the export market.

The bill that was tabled by majority leader Adan Duale proposes among others that all licensed special economic zones enterprises, developers and operators be exempted from all taxes.

The three Special Economic Zones are expected to [...]

Inquiry into Opportunities for Expanding the Aquaculture Industry in Northern Australia

by 7 April 2015

Following a referral received from the Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, the Joint Select Committee on Northern Australia will inquire into and report on Oppurtunities for Expanding the Aquaculture Industry in Northern Australia.

The Committee invites interested individuals and organisations to make a submission addressing the terms of reference.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 1 May 2015. Information that may assist in preparing a submission to the Committee may be viewed here

Courtesy of the Joint Select Committee on Northern [...]

Article – Australia’s nuclear future to be debated at conference

by 7 April 2015

19 March 2015 Vicky Validakis Australian Mining

A workshop aimed at discussing the pros and cons for an Australian nuclear energy industry will be held in Adelaide.

Organisers say the workshop is intended to explore the opportunities and drawbacks around peaceful use of nuclear power by Australia, and the policy issues involved.

Host of the conference and the managing director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Ravi Naidu, [...]

Article – Final Stage of Townsville Ring Road Project Underway

by 7 April 2015

18 March 2015 ATN

Improved truck access to the Port of Townsville in Queensland has taken a step closer, with work beginning on the final section of a key road project in the state.

Construction has started on the last stage of the Townsville Ring Road between Shaw Road and Mount Low to alleviate local congestion and improve road freight movements.

The final piece of the road project involves an 11.5km section crossing the Bohle [...]