Tiddim silk factory expected to produce 2 tonnes per year

A silk reeling machine installed in Tiddim silk factory and silkworm plant research farm has a production capacity of two tonnes of silk per year, Chin state Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forest and Mineral. The machine was purchased under the 2019-2020 regional government’s allotted fund of K300 million. Silk reeling machines are required for the […]

“One of our challenges working here is implementing the CKT system. But challenges exist everywhere. We believe we can find solutions, together with the government of Myanmar, when we face any challenge.”

Suzuki has a factory in the Thilawa industrial zone, and another factory in South Dagon established in 1999. So, that makes two factories. The factory in Thilawa produced 11,000 units in 2019. We are currently only producing for the local market in Myanmar, so we have no exports yet. I want to talk about market […]

Yangon factory workers given three days to withdraw salary

Factory workers in Yangon will be given three days during the stay-home period to leave their homes to withdraw their salaries. Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) workers will be able to withdraw their wages for September starting Thursday [October 8], according to the Confederation of Trade Unions Myanmar (CTUM). “The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce […]

Myanmar Workforce Promised Govt Payments During COVID-19 Factory Closures

Yangon — The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement will provide certain social security benefits for workers at factories that will have to close until April 30, according to director-general U Nyunt Win of the ministry. The compensation scheme follows the ministry’s announcement on Sunday that factories will have to close for inspection until […]

Factory operators can face legal actions unless complied with MIL

The factory operators can face legal actions under the Myanmar Investment Law (MIL) if they fail to comply with notification requirements for the closure of factories, said U Thant Sin Lwin, director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). At present, some CMP garment factories have shut down on the reason for the […]

Myanmar Labor Activists Fined for Factory Protest

Yangon – Five labor rights activists, including a labor activist from a US-owned garment factory, were threatened with 24 days in prison unless they paid fines of 30,000 kyats (US$21) at Yangon’s Dagon Township Court on Feb. 11 for an unlawful assembly. The five led more than 400 factory workers from the Natural Garment Company […]

Myanmar Strategic Unit Wins Security Contract From Paint Firm Jotun

(Alliance News) – Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd on Monday said that its subsidiary Exera Myanmar has been awarded a one-year security contract. The developer & manager of consumer businesses said Exera will provide security guarding services at Jotun Myanmar Co Ltd’s factory in Bago, Myanmar. Jotun manufactures decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. “This […]

Nissin Electric shifting production to Myanmar from Thailand, Vietnam

Metal parts and equipment maker Nissin Electric Co of Japan will build a plant in Myanmar, relocating some production processes from its factories in Thailand and Vietnam to cut labour costs in its contract manufacturing business. The company said early this week it will form a joint venture with Hosoda Holdings Co, a Japanese trader […]

Toyota to build factory in Myanmar

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to build an automobile factory in Myanmar, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. An official announcement could come before the end of the month, with construction on the plant to start this year. The plant would be located in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (see below) on the outskirts of Yangon […]

Hundreds jobless as Adidas supplier shuts down amid dispute

A YANGON factory that supplies footwear to global sportswear giant Adidas has shut down after refusing to comply with an Arbitration Council ruling to reinstate a sacked workplace union member, leaving more than 700 workers jobless. The decision by the Shyang Jhuo Yue Co Ltd shoe factory to lock out its workers is in breach […]