First label and tag factory begins production in Myanmar

Baolaixin Industry Development, a Hong Kong based company, has become the first company to begin production of labels and hang tags for garments in Myanmar, as per Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association’s (MGMA) website. The new facility is located in Shwe Pyi Thar township, Yangon. The factory is equipped to produce different types of transfer print […]

President promises to set minimum wage

The government will propose a minimum wage this month, President U Thein Sein has announced. After a 60-day period for comments and objections, the government will then set the minimum wage in advance of the elections, he said. The president set out the timetable in a letter to parliament yesterday. Following extended discussions around the […]

Garment sector to hit $1.5b revenue mark

Revenues in the garment sector are expected to grow by as much as 50 percent for the 2013-14 fiscal year and reach US$1.5 billion, experts said. Daw Khaing Khaing Nwe, secretary of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers’ Association, told The Myanmar Times that the sector has continued to benefit from relaxed trade rules from abroad, while […]