Public land lease

Special economic zones

Saysettha Development Zone aiming to register 20 companies by 2020

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Saysettha Development Zone (SDZ) in Vientiane will encourage more companies to invest in the complex, which now needs thousands of workers for the companies already present.“The zone will encourage more than 20 companies to invest in the SDZ by next ...

News Desk

Solar power on the cards for Thakhaek specific economic zone of Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao authorities have given the go-ahead for a Chinese company to conduct surveys with a view to building a solar power plant at the Thakhaek Specific Economic Zone in Khammuan province.Total investment in the project is more than 385 billion kip ...

Keoviengkhone Bounviseth

Solar power farm to power Laos' Thakhaek SEZ

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A foreign company will build a solar power farm on 54.2 hectares of land in the Thakhaek Specific Economic Zone (SEZ) in Khammuan province.A project development agreement was signed between the Executive Board of the Thakhaek Specific Economic Zone and Hainan ...

News Desk

SEZ import-export value hits US$679m in 2018

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The value of imports and exports from special and specific economic zones (SEZs) in Laos reached around US$679 million in 2018.The value of imports topped US$430 million, while the value of exports stood at US$249 million.More ...

News Desk

Lao Villagers Reject Plans For China-Invested SEZ

Lao villagers living in the scenic Vang Vieng region north of the capital Vientiane are blocking attempts to survey their land for foreign-invested development, fearing they will be displaced from their homes by a new Chinese tourism project, sources in the Southeast Asian country say.The ...

Ounkeo Souksavanh

‘Review compensation policy’, research institute suggests

A top economic research institute has suggested the government reconsider its compensation policy, as many people who were compensated for the loss of their land to special and specific economic zones (SEZs) have been unhappy with the amount they received.The National Economic Research Institute (NERI) ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Think tank: Laos-China railway opens doors for establishment of SEZs

The government’s top economic research agency has suggested that investment focus in areas which would make use of and maximise the benefits of the Laos-China railway.There is the possibility of building Special Economic Zones (SEZs) along the 409-km route of the high-speed railway, with a ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Lao workers under-represented in special economic zones

Only a third of the workers employed in special and specific economic zones (SEZs) are Lao, with a lack of skills being among the issues depriving local folk of job opportunities in industrial parks, a recent survey has revealed. As many as 12 SEZs have been ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

Incentives needed to attract investment in special economic zones

The government has ordered action to further improve the business environment and offer additional incentives aimed at boosting investment in special and specific economic zones (SEZs) amid growing competition in neighbouring countries.A recent survey suggests that Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have also established SEZs and ...

Souksakhone Vaenkeo

New tax incentives offered in special economic zones

The Lao government has offered special tax incentives for businesses operating in special economic zones (SEZs) in the hope that this will boost investment in these areas.More ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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