Workers Demand Minimum Wage Increase

Around 2,000 workers staged a protest march in Hlaingthayar Township yesterday, demanding the immediate raising of the minimum daily wage to Ks 5,600. Members of the Myanmar Labour Union Network organised the protest in cooperation with workers from Pathein, Bago, Thanlyin, Mingaladon and Hlaingthayar townships. Hla Hla from the Myanmar Labour Union Network said: “We […]

Nissans to Be Built in Bago

​​ Malaysia-based Tan Chong Motor Co Ltd, which has been given the all-clear to make and sell Nissan cars in Myanmar, says it is planning to manufacture around 500 per year. “The new ‘Sunny Sedan’ is the first to be manufactured in Myanmar. The process is running now,” said a company spokesperson. The car has a 1.5-litre engine with a four-speed […]

MIC grants permission to new foreign-funded enterprises

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted permission to various new foreign-funded enterprises, according to official reports. During a meeting on Thursday, the MIC granted permission to foreign enterprises from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands and Australia to run businesses in various sectors. The enterprises will be involved in garment, animal breeding and foodstuff […]