The Thilawa SEZ is located at about 20 kilometers from Yangon, which is the biggest commercial city of Myanmar having more than 10 percent of Myanmar's total population. Hence, the human resources that widely range from high quality management staff to skilled and semi-skilled workers are readily available.
As Yangon is the main gateway to internatioanl markets through seaports and airports, it is a strategic location for investors to have easy access to international markets. The Thilawa SEZ itself is located next to one of the main ports called Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT). The Yangon International Airport is just about 30 kilometers from the Thilawa SEZ.
It is also easily accessible by public transportations such as buses and trains. The road to Thilawa SEZ is connected to the major road transport network across the whole country. Hence, both industries that focus on export markets as well as domestic market find it easy for expanding their distribution network.