Korea-Myanmar industrial zone project set to begin in December, creating about 100,000 jobs for Myanmar citizens

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Officials from the two countries held the first video conference yesterday to discuss the Korea-Myanmar industrial zone project, which is scheduled to begin in December 2020.

Hlegu Township, Yangon Ministry of Construction on 558 acres of land in Nyaung Nyebin Training School. The project, to be jointly implemented by the Department of Urban and Housing Development and the Korean government Land and Housing Corporation (LH), is expected to become an internationally competitive industrial city in the region and a competitive industrial zone with other international industrial zones in the ASEAN region.

At the meeting, Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw completed the detailed design work for the KMIC Industrial Zone project and called for tenders and construction work to be completed by 2020. It is scheduled to start in December and will provide the infrastructure needed for the KMIC industrial zone project, including roads, bridges and tunnels. There are plans to build water supply and electricity supply outside the industrial zone.

He said he hoped the KMIC Industrial Zone project would effectively bring not only infrastructure but also services up to international standards.