Danish project for Myanmar’s garment sector welfare

2017/12 15 03:12

A project called MYPOD was launched in Yangon recently to improve the work environment in Myanmar’s garment sector. Funded by the Danish Market Development Partnerships fund, the three-year project to be implemented in 2018 aims to generate more jobs, raise sustainable value addition, improved productivity and social dialogue in the sector. The project will be […]

Myanmar Textile and Garment exhibition from December 8

2017/12 07 15:12

Courtesy: Myanmar International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition The sixth edition of Myanmar International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition (MTG) will begin on December 8, 2017 and will be held in Yangon, Myanmar. The aim of the event is to meet the strong demands for new machinery equipment and fabrics made by the cut-make-pack (CMP) […]

NTGM opens garment export facility in Yangon

2017/11 20 17:11

Nordic Technology Group Myanmar Ltd. (NGTM) recently initiated operations at a new container freight station in Dagon Seikkan in Yangon that packs garments and footwear for export to Europe and the United States, according to the logistics and warehousing company. NTGM plans new such sites in Mandalay later this year and in Yangon in March […]

Myanmarese garments exports may fetch $3 bn this fiscal

2017/10 26 09:10

Export earnings from the garments sector in Myanmar are likely to exceed $3 billion this fiscal with the European Union topping the list for garment export orders, followed by Japan, South Korea and other countries, according to statistics compiled by the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association (MGEA). Garments constitute 16 per cent of its total exports. […]

Multi-stakeholder forum to decide Myanmar’s minimum wage

2017/10 12 08:10

A multi-stakeholder forum consisting of the government, employees, and representatives from labour, employers groups, and non-profit organisations will decide on the minimum wage in Myanmar. The minimum wage rule that came into effect in Myanmar since September 1, 2015, is the amount paid to workers with no experience, especially new workers. Now, the workers are […]

Myanmar govt, garment industry criticise ActionAid report

2017/10 11 07:10

The Yangon regional government has accused ActionAid Myanmar of coming out with an inaccurate report about safety standards for women working in garment factories and asked the non-governmental organisation to revise it. A joint government-industry team that inspected factories mentioned in the report found the complete opposite of what was mentioned there. In Yangon region, […]

Garments 2nd highest exports of Myanmar

2017/10 09 06:10

Myanmar earned more than $1 billion from garment exports between April and early September this year, making apparel the second leading item in the export sector, according to the country’s commerce ministry. Garments are exported to Japan, Europe, South Korea, China and the United States and exports were estimated to be worth $2 billion in […]

Cotton demand to rise in Myanmar as textile plants reopen

2017/09 29 08:09

The demand for cotton in Myanmar is expected to rise and production likely to double with the reopening of government textile factories this year, say traders. Government-owned and private factories have ordered up to 4.08 million kg since the start of the July-September cotton production season and traders have sold out all their stock. Textile […]

Myanmar SEZs to offer wisdom to domestic industrial zones

2017/09 28 10:09

Myanmar wants to boost manufacturing sector growth by linking special economic zones (SEZs) and domestic industrial zones. Local investors and factory owners can benefit from technology transfer, business experience and techniques for infrastructure development and financing from the SEZs, according to industry ministry spokesperson U Ko Ko Lwin. This is needed as the growth rate […]

SMART Myanmar trains garment units in chemical management

2017/09 05 10:09

Courtesy: Smart Myanmar European Union-funded project SMART Myanmar recently launched a six-month advanced chemical management training programme for garment and textile factories in Myanmar. The training uses a curriculum developed by the Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry (PSES) project, a joint initiative of the governments of Bangladesh and Germany. The aim […]

Pyoe Pin plans to train workers for Myanmar garment units

2017/09 05 10:09

The department of immigration and populations in Myanmar and Pyoe Pin, a programme supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), have launched a training initiative for workers with no experience in apparel factories to learn sewing. The aim of the 60-day free training courses is to provide skilled labour to the local garment […]

Tough tax policy, lack of capital access for Myanmar SMEs

2017/08 18 10:08

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar suffer from arduous tax and monetary policies and lack of access to capital and intellectual property protection. SME owners feel the government needs to address these issues as there are no business category for entrepreneurship and opportunities in emerging fields, such as digital applications and software. Taxes are […]