BUSINESS –Burma announces rules governing investment in Thilawa

Burma’s Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development announced on Monday the rules governing investment in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The rules allow for investment in a broad range of activities, including manufacturing operations which involve the use of asbestos, imported industrial waste and toxic chemicals. The rules also specify minimum levels of investment based on the type of business, beginning at US$300,000 for service and manufacturing enterprises.