Public land lease

Special economic zones

Compensation issues key to MahaNathiSithandone SEZ progress

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Champassak province known as “MahaNathiSithandone” will not be able to proceed without the completed compensation for affected villagers according to the head of the provincial SEZ authority. The government recently signed a concession agreement with Chinese developer (Laos ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Developer spends $200M on SEZ in Lao capital

(Vientiane times/ANN) The developer of the That Luang Marsh Special Economic Zone in Laos has spent $200 million on the project’s development since it began operations in 2012.More ...

Vientiane Times

New decree offers tax breaks for investors in Lao SEZs 

Domestic and foreign investors will be granted a number of tax breaks under a new amended decree related to specific and special economic zones (SEZs) issued recently by the government. The new decree highlights the government’s policy on SEZ development, requirements for their establishment, incentives ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Dry port planned for Champassak’s Vangtao SEZ 

The government has granted permission for a local investor to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a dry port in Vangtao Specific Economic Zone in Champassak province. The port, which is expected to cost US$15 million, is designed to improve logistics systems domestically ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Khonphapheng SEZ sees govt, developer close to deal

The government and a Chinese investor are finalising details of a concession agreement for the planned Khonphapheng Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the far south of Champassak province. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly’s ongoing session in Vientiane recently that the government will ...

Vientiane Times

Lao Families Fear Getting Cheated by Developers of New SEZ in Champasak Province

Nearly 150 families in six villages in Khong district of southwestern Laos’ Champasak Province say they do not want to give up their homes and land to a special economic zone planned for their area and that they fear that project developers will not compensate ...

Roseanne Gerin

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