Completed projects in Asia
We have extensive knowledge and experience of projects in Asia. Scroll down to read about a few relevant examples from Vietnam, China, DPRK and Russian Federation.
Dr Khan as Chief Technical Advisor (CTA)/Project Leader for foreign direct investment (FDI) promoted several hundred investment projects for Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, and so forth.
Projects were worth over US$ 5 billion.
Dr Khan was the UNIDO/UNDP Chief Technical Advisor/Project Leader for promoting FDI for Vietnam Investment Projects Promotion Forum (IPPF). Dr Khan was seconded by UNIDO/UNDP to MPI (Ministry of Planning and Investment – former SCCI (State Committee for Cooperation and Investment)) with locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Dr. Khan closely worked with the Vietnamese FDI committee at MPI consisting of Mr. Vo Van Kiet, Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Dau Ngoc Xuan, Minister, Chairman, Mr. Vo Dong Giang, Minister, Vice-Chairman, Mr. N. Mai, Minister, Vice-Chairman, and Mr. V. H. Hoang, Minister, Vice-Chairman.
Dr Khan and his team screened over 300 projects and selected 187 projects with feasibility studies worth over US$ 6 billion for investment promotion worldwide.
Vietnams largest investment forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
The forum was attended by 1,200 participants, whereas 650 were foreign investors. 65 Letter of Intents worth US$ 772 million were signed. Most of the projects were implemented.
Example: see the green ecotourism projects located in Con Dao (South China Sea):
Dr Khan was the UNIDO/UNDP Chief Technical Advisor/Project Leader for promoting FDI to China (Yanbian Invesmart China Tuman River Area International Investment and Business Forum, Jilin Province); DPR Korea; and Russia (Primorsky Territory of the Russian Federation).
The project dealt with “Investment Opportunities around Tumen River” with focus on China (Hunchun Border Economic Cooperation Zone) and the DPR Korea (Rajin-Sonbong Free Economic and Trade Zone) as well as the Russian Federations’s Posyet-Zarubino/Valadivostok port areas.
This project is part of the five countries partnership in the “Tumen River Area Development Programme (TRADP) and supported by UNDP. The five partner countries are: China, DPRK, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and Russian Federation. TRADP will accelerate foreign trade particularly with Republic of Korea and Japan from the land locked Northeast China and Mongolia via the ports in Rajin-Sonbong and Fareast Russia.
Dr. Khan and his team operational base were in Hunchun/Fangchuan (China), Tumangang/Rajin Sonbong (DPR Korea) and Khasan/Zarubino/Posyet (Russian Federation). Dr Khan and his team identified, formulated, screened and prepared feasibility studies for several hundred projects worth US$ 5 billion.
Sectors in focus were: food processing, wood processing, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, clothing, building materials, chemicals, automotive parts, minerals & heavy industry (quality iron ore reserves at Musan in the DPRK including the large scale metallurgical industry in Chongjin City), various types of infrastructure projects (roads, railway lines and ports development), eco-touristic hotels and resorts since the Tripoint (China – DPRK – Russia) consists of scenic attractions, the shallow warm waters of the coast from Rajin-Sonbong to Valadivostok offer first-rate beaches with good opportunities for water sports, and so forth. The Tripoint will be a visa free zone for foreign tourists.
The Yanbian Investment Forum was held successfully. 350 foreign participants attended the Forum. A total of 117 contracts/agreements were signed worth US$ 843 million.
Changbaishan (Changbai Mountain) – Tianchi (Heavenly Lake) Location: at the China – North Korea border.
Workshop on ”The Strategies and Experiences in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment” conducted by Dr Sikander Khan for the Business Community and Media in Harbin.
Dr Sikander Khan: Economic Consultant for Harbin Development Zone (HDZ) – Harbin Economic and Technological Development Zone and Harbin High and New Technological Development Zone, Heilongjiang Province.
Dr Khan was the Team Leader for the MSC Program in Accounting for the Senior Auditors of the Auditor-General of Pakistan. Funded by the World Bank (IBRD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Program was delivered in cooperation with the Swedish National Audit Board and the Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University.