The Processes of Location Study for Developing Economic Zones Under Public Private Partnership Model: Country Study on Bangladesh

Alam, M.M., and Rashed, M.A. 2011. The Processes of Location Study for Developing Economic Zones under Public Private Partnership Model: Country Study on Bangladesh, Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 17(2).

10 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2017

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

In spite of the complexity in defining the boundary, the concept of Economic Zones (EZ) has been evolved as a way forward for the government of the developing countries for enhancing the national trade. Similarly the recent phenomenon of widespread Public Private Partnership (PPP) practices especially in infrastructure sector is also providing a window to develop many of such economic zones through PPP model as EZ typically is capital intensive. Bangladesh has discrete success both under PPP and EZ regime. However, developing EZ under PPP model has few commercial complexities as both the public and private sector need to bear some roles and obligations one of which is selection of appropriate location for EZ development. The location study for PPP EZ development therefore receives paramount attention both from developer and lenders perspective. Such location study generally is not typical project site study by nature, rather it is more economic concentrated. This paper will try to identify the factors that are essential to consider for conducting these location studies based on the examples of Bangladesh. The paper will also identify the appropriate methods and approaches required for successful EZ development through PPP.

Keywords: Economic Zone, Location Study, Public Private Partnership, Infrastructure, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Rashed, Md., The Processes of Location Study for Developing Economic Zones Under Public Private Partnership Model: Country Study on Bangladesh (2011). Alam, M.M., and Rashed, M.A. 2011. The Processes of Location Study for Developing Economic Zones under Public Private Partnership Model: Country Study on Bangladesh, Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 17(2).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941500

Md. Mahmudul Alam (Contact Author)

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

Md. Rashed

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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