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 [...]

Article – Tata plant in Gopalpur SEZ to open in July

by 2 April 2015

18 March 2015 The Hindu

The high carbon ferrochrome plant of Tata Steel, which would be the anchorage industry of the proposed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of the company in Ganjam district of Odisha, is expected to be commissioned in July this year.

This SEZ named ‘Gopalpur Industrial Park’ is coming up on the land that had been acquired by the company for its now shelved mega steel plant project near Gopalpur port. This ferrochrome [...]

Article – China will quicken pace of introducing free trade zones

by 2 April 2015

16 March 2015 Clifford Coonan Irish Times

As growth slows, reforming the business environment in China has become a plank of the government’s strategy to keep the economy on track, and President Xi Jinping told lawmakers at the NPC that China would speed up the process of free trade zones (FTZs).

FTZs are meant to reduce red tape and offer freedom from regulatory constraints unavailable in other parts of the country, and Irish companies are watching them closely as [...]

Article – Enterprise zone push

by 31 March 2015

25 March 2015 The West Australian

The Pilbara Regional Council believes Australia’s first special enterprise zone should be created in Hedland around the proposed Lumsden Point port development.

Under plans before the State Government, the PRC hoped to attract large logistics and marine services companies to set up in Hedland by creating the Pilbara Enterprise Zone in a business park surrounding the multi-user cargo berth at Lumsden Point.

The zone could provide incentives, ranging from [...]

Article – Singapore, the country run like a corporation (1974)

by 31 March 2015

23 March 2015 Fortune

Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew has made his prosperous little realm a nice place to do business. But it’s not much fun to live there.

This Fortune article first ran in the magazine in July 1974. We are running it again to mark the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first and longest-serving prime minister, and the architect of the nation’s remarkable transformation.

Singapore, the smallest nation in Asia, occupies a 225-square-mile [...]

Article – Telangana woos aerospace majors to invest in SEZ near Hyderabad

by 12 March 2015

20 February 2015 Mahesh Kulkarni Business Standard

A day after Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu made a strong pitch for investment from aerospace and defence majors at Aero India, its neighbour Telangana also used the same platform to solicit investments.

Telangana, the youngest state in India, is expanding its existing aerospace special economic zone near Hyderabad international airport with an addition of 1,000 acres. “The Hyderabad Aerospace SEZ is the first exclusive park for [...]

Article – 31 SEZ developers, units seek more time to implement projects

by 3 March 2015

18 February 2015 Economic Times

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 special economic zone (SEZ) developers and units — including Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Zydus Technologies – have sought more time from the government for implementing their projects.

All these requests will be considered by the Board of Approval (BoA), headed by Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher, on February 20.

The BoA is a 19-member inter-ministerial body that deals with SEZ-related matters.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a unit in Dahej SEZ Ltd, [...]

Article – Qaim inaugurates admin block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone

by 3 March 2015

23 February 2015 Daily Times

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the administration block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that The KSEZ is a milestone project for the revival of economic activities. It will bring prosperity and development to the country, he added.

The CM said that the special economic zone will create more than 20,000 jobs for the youth adding that [...]

Article – Qaim inaugurates admin block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone

by 24 February 2015

23 February 2015 Daily Times

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated the administration block of Khairpur Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that The KSEZ is a milestone project for the revival of economic activities. It will bring prosperity and development to the country, he added.

The CM said that the special economic zone will create more than 20,000 jobs for the youth adding that [...]

Article – Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Inaugurate Special Economic Zone in Pandeglang

by 24 February 2015

23 February 2015 ACN Newswire

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will inaugurate the Special Economic Zones (KEK) of Tourism in the Tanjung Lesung, Banten provincial District of Pandeglang on Monday, an official said.

“The KEK tourism has been operating but the inauguration will be conducted by the president tomorrow (Feb 23),” head of the transportation, communication and information district office Yahya Gunawan said here on Sunday.

According to him, the president was scheduled to leave Bogor [...]