|Title:||Preparation of Master Plan and Phase 1 Detailed Design for Alat Free Economic Zone|
|Dates:||July, 2019 - July, 2020|
|Partner:||Garland Ormond International Ltd.|
The Government of Azerbaijan has constructed a new state of the art port for Baku on a greenfield site, 65 km south-west of the settlement at Alat. In addition to the port, multi-modal access is provided including rail and motorway.
The Government of Azerbaijan wants to leverage the benefits that the new port can offer, by constructing a Free Economic Zone (FEZ) on the adjoining land bank. The Alat FEZ will be a world class business location where both local and international companies will be encouraged to establish new manufacturing and value-added activities.
The FEZ will be a "pilot" free zone project for Azerbaijan and is to be constructed on government owned land at Alat. The initial site is 850 hectares in size. The establishment of the new Alat FEZ is supported in legislation under the "Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the Alat Economic Free Zone", which sets out the framework for the operation, development and governance of the zone.