CPEC Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

CPEC Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

CPEC special economic zones (SEZ). This is an area in which business and trade laws are different from the rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country’s national borders, and their aims include increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration. To encourage businesses to set up in the zone, financial policies are introduced. These policies typically regard investing, taxation, trading, quotas, customs and labor regulations. Additionally, companies may be offered tax holidays, where upon establishing in a zone they are granted a period of lower taxation.

The creation of special economic zones by the host country may be motivated by the desire to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). The benefits a company gains by being in a special economic zone may mean that it can produce and trade goods at a lower price, aimed at being globally competitive. In some countries, the zones have been criticized for being little more than labor camps, with workers denied fundamental labor rights.

China Finance Based Projects

NameProvinceAreaType of IndustryRemarksProgress
Rashakai Economic Zone, M-1, NowsheraKhyber Pakhtunkhwa1000 (Acres)• Fruit
• Food
• Packaging
• Textile
• Stiching/Knitting
Land acquired

Connectivity
• Airport 50 KM
• Dry port 65 KM
• Railway Station 25 KM
• Motorway 0 KM
• Highway 5 KM
• City Center 15 KM

Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
China Special Economic Zone DhabejiSindh1000 (Acres)To be determined during feasibility stageLand earmarked

Connectivity
• Airport 80KM
• Seaport 85KM
• Railway Station 5KM
• Highway 4.5KM (N-5)

Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side
Bostan Industrial Zone Balochistan1000 (Acres)• Fruit Processing
• Agriculture machinery
• Pharmaceutical
• Motor Bikes Assembly
• Chromites
• Cooking Oil
• Ceramic industries
• Ice and Cold storage
• Electric Appliance
• Halal Food Industry
200 Acres have been developed

Connectivity
• Airport 23KM (Quetta)
• Seaport 713KM (Karachi) & 976KM (Gwadar)
• Dry Port (Quetta) 32KM
• Highway (N-50) 0KM

Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side
Allama Iqbal Industrial City (M3), Faisalabad

Faisalabad3,000 (Acres) Approx• Textile
• Steel
• Pharmaceuticals
• Engineering
• Chemicals
• Food Processing
• Plastics
• Agriculture Implements Etc
• Adjacent to existing SEZ of M-3 Industrial City, Faisalabad.
• Sahianwala Interchange Motorway M-3
Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
ICT Model Industrial Zone, Islamabad

Islamabad200-500 (Acres)• Steel
• Food Processing
harmaceutical & Chemicals
• Printing and Packaging
• Light Engg. Etc.
• Identification of land under process
Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
Development of Industrial Park on Pakistan Steel Mills Land at Port Qasim near KarachiPort Qasim Near Karachi1500 (Acres)• Steel
• Auto & allied
• Pharma
• Chemical
• Printing and Packaging
• Garments etc.
• Land has been earmarked. PSM will transfer the land to NIPFeasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
Special Economic Zone at Mirpur, AJKMirpur1078Mix industryConnectivity
• 22 Km from Main GT Road Dina-Jhelum- 130 Km from air port
• 02 Km from In-active Railway Track
• 5 Km from proposed Dry Port at Mirpur
• 140 Km from Sialkot.
Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
Mohmand Marble City
FATALand acquired

Connectivity
• Airport 50 KM
• Dry port 65 KM
• Railway Station 25 KM
• Motorway 0 KM
• Highway 5 KM
• City Center 15 KM

Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.
Moqpondass SEZ Gilgit-Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan
250 (Acres)• Marble / Granite
• Iron Ore Processing
• Fruit Processing
• Steel Industry
• Mineral Processing Unit
• Leather Industry
Land alloted

Connectivity
• Airport 35KM (Gilgit) & 160KM (Skardu)
• Sust Dryport 200KM
CPEC Route 4KM
• On Gilgit-Skardu Road

Feasibility studies of SEZs is shared with Chinese side.

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