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Ministry Aims to Boost Productivity of Fishing Sector With Data Gathering Drive

The Ministry of Agri­culture, Livestock, and Irrigation has launched a study into the fish farming and ocean fishing industries aimed at identifying producers and regions who stand to benefit most from finan­cial and technical assis­tance. U Hla Kyaw, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation, said officials have spread out across Myanmar for the […]

Myanmar CMP garment exports to touch $2.2bn in 2017

Cutting, making and packaging (CMP) garment exports from Myanmar are likely to fetch around $2.2 billion this year, as local companies have bagged more number of orders from the EU and Japan, according to Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association. Apparel orders from the EU have especially increased after reinstatement of GSP rights by the EU. In […]

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an existing body, to study and revise the minimum wage in the country. The current minimum wage of K3,600 per day was set by the previous government in September 2015. The new committee includes financial experts, ministries and representatives from labour and employer groups. […]