The Grand Opening Ceremony of Thilawa Special Economic Zone was held on 23 September, 2015. State Dignitaries from Myanmar and Japan, the Vice President and Chairman of Central Working Committee of Myanmar Special Economic Zone, U Nyan Tun, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso and State Minister of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Mr. Yosuke Takagi attended the Ceremony. Union Ministers,Chief Minister of Yangon Region, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Tateshi Higuchi and Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Hideaki Domichi also attended. Vice President U Nyan Tun spoke on the occasion and conduced proclaiming addressed" the Special Economic Zone is the paradigm shift in the investment sector bringing Sustainable Development to the country’s industrial sector without damaging the Environment. With new visions, new policies and new rules, Thilawa SEZ has opened a new chapter in the investment sector, thus creating a good investment environment for local and foreign investors."