Industrial zone’s chairman blames electricity, soaring dollar prices for labour protests

Electricity failures in industrial zones and a hike in the exchange rates against the US dollars are the main reasons for labour protests, Hlaingthayar Industrial Zone chairman Myat Thin Aung said on Tuesday. He made the comment at the anniversary meeting with entrepreneurs of Hlaingthayar Industrial Zone held at the industrial zone’s administrative office on […]

Yangon factories may be forced to shut if power cuts continue

Many factories will be forced to shut down if major power cuts in Yangon’s industrial zones continue, said officials from the Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone Committee. Myat Thin Aung, the chairman of Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone Committee said, “The problem has occurred every year since 2000, but it has gotten worse—electricity can be cut off for 24-hours […]