|calendar>>May 2. 2014 Juche 103|
Knowledge Sharing on SEZs in DPRK Held
|Pyongyang, May 2 (KCNA) -- There took place at Yanggakdo International Hotel on Friday knowledge sharing on SEZs in the DPRK hosted by the Korea Economic Development Association.
It was attended by Ri Chol Sok, vice-chairman of the association, and its other officials and experts and teachers and researchers at scientific and educational institutions and officials concerned.
Also present there were Kyung-Ae Park, professor at University of British Columbia, Canada, prestigious experts on special economic zones from China, India, Canada, Philippines and the U.S. and foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of international bodies here and foreign embassy officials.
Ri Chol Sok and Kyung-Ae Park made speeches.
The speakers congratulated those participants on the successful holding of the event and mentioned the importance of the exchange of each other's experience and cooperation in developing special economic zones and managing and operating them.
They said that the event would help to broaden experts' vision and expand the development work and also contribute to promoting the international exchange and cooperation.
Then followed speeches.
Introduced at the event were the present situation in some economic development zones of the DPRK and their prospect and policies of preferential treatment and the master plan for Wonsan-Kumgangsan area.
The results of researches and opinions were exchanged and the BOT widely applied to investment and cooperation and the experience gained by various countries in doing so were discussed.
The event marked an occasion in contributing to turning economic development zones of the DPRK into world-level economic cooperation zones by introducing the advanced experience gained in special economic zones according to the specific conditions of the country.
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