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Aquaculture exports limited by lack of test labs

The lack of proper laboratory facilities is limiting exports of aquaculture products to the European Union (EU). Aquaculture exports to the EU make up 8 percent of total fisheries exports, with the main consumers being migrant workers in the 28-member EU. Myanmar Fishery Federation vice-chair Daw Toe Nanda Tin said the lack of proper laboratory […]

Myanmar to export farmed fisheries to EU from May onwards

Myanmar will be able to export farmed marine products to the European Union (EU) starting from May 1, said U Thet Naing, deputy director of the Quality Control and Research Division of Fisheries Department. Up until recently, the EU had only permitted imports of fish caught in the wild. From next week onwards, this will […]

Employment rate may increase to six pc if the EU’s GSP right remains: DICA’s DG

Thanks to the EU’s Generalised scheme of preferences (GSP) right, Myanmar can create 0.6 per cent jobs. If the GSP right remains, the employment rate may increase to six per cent of the total population, said Aung Naing Oo, Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), at a talk titled “Democracy, Poverty […]

Myanmar strives to promote fishery sector by opening university, boosting cooperation

Myanmar authorities are striving to open a fishery university for development of its fishery sector following the parliament’s approval for such move. At a meeting of submission of proposal for the opening of the university, Dr. Aung Thu, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, stressed the need for seeking fund, foreign technicians and researchers to […]

Minimum wage war in Myanmar

Factory owners are under pressure to raise worker wages but any dramatic rise could discourage foreign brands from investing in the low-cost nation When Myanmar passed its first minimum wage in September 2015, the legislation was widely hailed as a landmark achievement for labor rights and clear sign the country was firmly on the path […]

What’s Behind Myanmar Military Chief’s Europe Voyage?

Starting from April 22, Myanmar’s military chief Min Aung Hlaing embarked on a goodwill visit to the Federal Republic of Germany with a stopover in Austria. His trip, made at the invitation of his German counterpart, signals the continuing importance that Berlin, as well as Europe more generally, plays in Myanmar’s development as well as […]