A Special Economic Zone for Sumatra

By Maxine Carr

November 2012 FEATURE
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In a region where the economy revolves around crude palm oil exports, it makes completely good sense to diversify products and to climb the value-add ladder. In Sei Mangkei, such plans are being implemented. Its success will encourage more such zones to be created, and that can be best assured through the study of best practices that have developed internationally.Penang Institute was recently invited to the National Conference on North Sumatra’s Government-Industry Coalition, held in light of the region’s current...

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Maxine Carr

is a research analyst at the Penang Institute.