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Suu Kyi courts Japan investment with new economic zone

Myanmar hopes for repeat of successful Thilawa project

Aung San Suu Kyi announced Wednesday the creation of a new special economic zone in Mon State. 

YANGON -- Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi announced on Wednesday that the government will develop a new special economic zone in Mon State in the east of the country to create jobs and encourage foreign investment.

She spoke during a video conference at an online investment forum that was attended by Japanese bodies such as the Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren. Suu Kyi said: "Job creation remains at the heart of our development plan."

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