Economic Corridors in North Sumatra: The Sei Mangkei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Its Economic Corridors

The Sei Mangkei was established as special economic zone (SEZ) under Indonesian Government Regulation Number 29/2012. Surrounded by vast areas of oil palm and rubber plantations, it was designed for developing industrial clusters of downstream palm oil and rubber manufacturing factories. Without  considering  social-ecological crises  around the project, its design  mainly focuses on  sustaining  economic  expansion, enhancing global trade and market, and accelerating the capital accumulation.

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