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Manhattan Special Economic Zone (MSEZ) is a government-approved industrial park in Cambodia that offers a range of benefits and incentives to businesses looking to establish a manufacturing presence in the country.
These benefits include:
- Tax exemptions: Companies operating within the MSEZ are eligible for a range of tax exemptions and reductions, including exemptions on corporate income tax, import duty, and value-added tax within a periof of time.
- Easy access to infrastructure: The MSEZ is equipped with modern infrastructure and facilities, including access to electricity, water, and telecommunications.
- Labor and employment benefits: Companies operating within the Cambodia are able to hire workers at lower costs than in other parts of SEA countries, and are also able to take advantage of relaxed labor laws and regulations.
- Proximity to key markets: The MSEZ is located close to key markets in Southeast Asia, making it easy for companies to export their products and access new customers.
Overall, MSEZ helps companies to start their manufacturing lines in Cambodia by providing them with a range of benefits and incentives that make it easier and more cost-effective to establish a manufacturing presence in the country.
Our Key Competitive Strengths
First and largest special economic zone established in Cambodia under the auspices from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The MSEZ is a revolutionary development in Cambodia. As the first and largest special economic zone established in the country, it is backed by the support of Prime Minister Hun Sen. MSEZ was created with the aim to attract foreign investment, promote economic growth, and create new opportunities for businesses and investors.
Largest exporter of goods, accounting for 6% of the nation’s annual export value.
MSEZ is a vital economic hub in Cambodia. As the largest exporter of goods in the country, it accounts for a significant 6% of the nation’s annual export value. Established in 2008, MSEZ is a special economic zone that aims to attract foreign investment and promote economic growth through various incentives and facilities such as duty-free imports, streamlined customs procedures and infrastructure development.
Proximity to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Port.
The MSEZ is located close to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Port, making it easily accessible from the two import sites. The zone’s proximity to these two major transportation hubs is a significant advantage for businesses operating within MSEZ, as it allows for efficient movement of goods and products to and from the two different zones.
On-site sewage treatment plant with EIA license and real-time online quality monitoring.
Our Sewage Treatment Plant is designed to treat domestic and industrial waste in a safe and sustainable way, meeting the highest standards of quality, safety, and sustainability.
Our team of experts has extensive experience in the design and operation of sewage treatment plants, and we are committed to providing ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that the plant is always operating at its best.
Only special economic zone in Svay Rieng Province with on-site banking facility (Cathay Bank).
The MSEZ in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia, is a standout among its peers for its exceptional on-site banking facilities. The MSEZ is proud to be the only special economic zone in the province to offer an on-site banking facility, provided by Cathay United Bank. This feature greatly enhances the convenience and efficiency of doing business in the zone. It allows investors and workers to access banking services without having to leave the MSEZ, saving valuable time and resources.
First special economic zone in Cambodia to receive COVID-19 vaccination.
MSEZ has also made history by being the first special economic zone in the country to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. This milestone marked a significant step forward in the fight against the pandemic, as MSEZ workers are able to continue their operations with added safety and security.
MSEZ is a key driver of economic growth in Cambodia and the vaccination of its workers will ensure that the zone remains productive and resilient in the face of the ongoing pandemic.
Dedicated high-voltage power lines to ensure stable power supply.
MSEZ is committed to providing well-maintained infrastructure through our team of on-site engineers and electricians. We understand the importance of keeping your infrastructure in top condition, and our team of experts is dedicated to providing ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that your infrastructure is always operating at its best.
Convenient access to nearby highways
Construction of the HCMC-Moc Bai expressway is set to finish by 2025, which will ease traffic pressure and help reduce the travel time and improve the traffic flow for containers moving between the MSEZ and Saigon Port. Construction of the Phnom Penh-Bavet expressway, to begin in June 2023, will reduce the travel time between Phnom Penh and MSEZ to about 90 minutes.
HCMC-Moc Bai Expressway & Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway
Construction of the 53.5km-long HCMC-Moc Bai expressway is set to begin in 2023 and complete by 2025, while the Phnom Penh to Bavet expressway is undergoing a feasibility study, with a framework financing agreement signed in late 2022.
Upon completion, the HCMC-Moc Bai expressway will ease traffic pressure on the existing National Highway 22 that runs from Ho Chi Min City to Vietnam’s Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province and will connect with Cambodia’s Bavet border gate in Svay Rieng province. This will help reduce the travel time and improve the traffic flow for containers moving between the MSEZ and Saigon Port.
Upon completion, the Phnom Penh-Bavet expressway will reduce the travel time between Phnom Penh and MSEZ to about 90 minutes.