Work starts on developing Sowa Town SEZ

Making plans: Mogara addressing the Mayors Forum in Nata on Wednesday
Making plans: Mogara addressing the Mayors Forum in Nata on Wednesday

The Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) has commenced the development of the Sowa Town Special Economic Zone (SEZ), launching a feasibility study and liaising with relevant authorities to produce the development roadmap.

This was revealed by SEZA CEO, Lonely Mogara, at the sixth Mayor’s Forum in Nata on Wednesday. Mogara revealed that Parliament approved the declaration of Sowa Town as an SEZ in August 2019 and mandated the Authority to develop, manage and regulate it.

The 59.8-hectare SEZ has been earmarked as a chemical manufacturing hub, primarily because of its abundant sodium resources.

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