The project envisage to build Lao PDR?s capacity to develop SEZ and the major expected outputs include: (i) detailed analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the existing SEZ related policies, legal and institutional arrangements in the context of faster but sustainable socioeconomic development; (ii) review and analyze the policy, legal and institutional arrangements relating to SEZ; (iii) formulate a results-oriented national SEZ roadmap outlining a clear medium-term SEZ strategy and plan for Lao PDR; (iv) prepare an SEZ law in synergy, complementarity and harmony with exiting investment and related laws; (v) inline with the SEZ law prepare a set of SEZ operational manuals outlining the step by step process and procedures on the management, negotiation and promotion of SEZs; (vi) prepare a tailor-made training manual for government officials and potential investors; (vii) setup an SEZ resource center including the IT systems; (viii) on-the-job training of government officials on ho
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