Workers protest changes at privatised garment factory

Nearly 600 workers marched on Paleik in Singaing township yesterday, demanding the state reconsider an agreement that transferred a state-owned factory to the private sector. Workers from Mandalay Region’s Panda textile and garment factory, who have been staging sit-in protests since June 3, say the new company is not holding up its end of the bargain on […]

Garment boom raises rents

An increase in garment manufacturing and demand for storage space is pushing up rental prices on industrial land. “Rents in industrial zones that host garment manufacturing and goods storage are up,” Myanmar Real Estate Services Association vice chair U Than Oo told The Myanmar Times this week. “It’s happening in nearly all zones. The rental […]

CB Bank chair to open industrial zone

The chair of one of Myanmar’s largest banks is turning his hand to a new sector, with a plan to open Taungoo township’s first industrial zone, which he hopes will entice hundreds of thousands of migrant workers back to the area. Chair of Co-operative Bank U Khin Maung Aye also chairs the Kaung Myanmar Aung […]

Camera factory workers strike over allowance

Workers at a camera lens factory in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, walked off the job because they say the introduction of the minimum wage has led to their pay being cut. The strike is the latest in which workers say factory owners have responded to the minimum wage law by apparently cutting allowances […]

Myanmar stitching a new economy

YANGON: Wearing an expression of intense concentration, Myanmar garment worker Htet Myat Nyein stitches jackets bound for wealthy foreign high streets, part of a booming industry fuelling much of the country’s modernisation drive. “I learned to sew at this factory,” she says, her soft voice almost lost in the clatter of sewing machines at the […]

Chinese, Myanmar firms collaborate for garment factory

A Chinese company and a Myanmar-based firm are collaborating to set up a garment manufacturing facility at a project cost of US $20 million, which is expected to create employment opportunities for thousands of people. According to Eleven Myanmar, the MD of Myanmar-based Lat War Garment Company – Dr Khin Maung Aye was quoted as […]

Chinese firm and local company to build garment factory in Bago

A Chinese company will cooperate with local firm Lat War to create a garment factory in Bago region – a US$20-million project expected to employ thousands of people. Sumec Textile & Light Co Ltd, the Chinese firm, and Lat War will rent a former paper factory from the Ministry of Industry in Yedashe Township, Bago, […]