Myanmar’s workers, employers clash over minimum wage

YANGON — Myanmar’s garment manufacturers have signaled their opposition to a proposed national minimum wage of just over $3 per day, saying the increase could force factories in the vital industry to close. “With that wage, businesses cannot survive,” said Khine Khine Nwe, secretary general of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association, which represents 280 factories […]

Hong Kong manufactures to set up garment park in Myanmar

Garment manufacturers from Hong Kong have entered into an agreement to set up their first industrial park in Myanmar, reports the South China Morning Post. The apparel park would be set up on 200 hectare area in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. The park would be part of the 400-hectare Thilawa Special Economic Zone, […]

Myanmar garment exports soar following EU trade pact

Garment exports have surged since the European Union admitted Myanmar into its generalised system of preferences last April, opening up European markets. According to U Aung Myint, director of SMC garment manufacturing and member of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers’ Association, Myanmar exported US$400 million worth of garments from May through July, on pace to surpass […]