5. Guidelines for notifying Special Economic Zone.- The Central Government, while notifying any area as a Special Economic Zone or an additional area to be included in the Special Economic Zone and discharging its functions under this Act, shall be guided by the following, namely:-
generation of additional economic activity;
promotion of exports of goods and services;
promotion of investment from domestic and foreign sources;
creation of employment opportunities;
development of infrastructure facilities; and
maintenance of sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the State and friendly relations with foreign States.