MP calls for improving existing industrial zones in Yangon instead of establishing new ones

Hsan Htoo Aung and Pyae Phyo Aung

Yangon Region should implement 11 proposed industrial zones only when effective laws emerge and instead, the existing 28 zones should be upgraded, said Sandar Min, MP for Seikgyikhanaungto Township Constituency No.1, during a session of Yangon Region Parliament held on June 13.

Sandar Min, also chairperson of Finance, Planning and Economics Committee of the region parliament, made the remark over a submitted report on the implementation of international-standard industrial zones in 11 townships under the control of Yangon Region Development Committee.

"Disposal of waste from Hlinethaya, Shwepyitha and Mingaladon industrial zones is very weak. As enough electricity cannot be provided to run the 28 industrial zones including Thilawa, investors are facing difficulty. The Yangon Region government should know about this. So, efforts need to be made to improve the existing 18 industrial zones," said the MP.

She stressed the need to ensure the rule of law between employers and employees in industrial zones. She then suggested about establishing 11 new zones after the laws and policies have been effective.