42% of Yangon residents are migrant

Workers attending a May Day ceremony in Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone. About 17.5 per cent of Yangon under-30s are economic migrants who arrived from 2011 to 2014, according to JobNet.com.mm. It quoted a survey by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in 2015 which said about 42.3 per cent of Yangon were migrants. According to […]

Industrial zone’s chairman blames electricity, soaring dollar prices for labour protests

Electricity failures in industrial zones and a hike in the exchange rates against the US dollars are the main reasons for labour protests, Hlaingthayar Industrial Zone chairman Myat Thin Aung said on Tuesday. He made the comment at the anniversary meeting with entrepreneurs of Hlaingthayar Industrial Zone held at the industrial zone’s administrative office on […]

Yangon factories may be forced to shut if power cuts continue

Many factories will be forced to shut down if major power cuts in Yangon’s industrial zones continue, said officials from the Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone Committee. Myat Thin Aung, the chairman of Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone Committee said, “The problem has occurred every year since 2000, but it has gotten worse—electricity can be cut off for 24-hours […]