MPs to Crack Down on Brewers’ Waste Disposal

​​ Brewers who fail to dispose of their waste water properly could be closed down, MPs have been told. Deputy home affairs minister U Aung Soe told a hluttaw meeting on water pollution most of the currently operating breweries and distilleries could have their licences revoked unless they take urgent measures to clean up their […]

First label and tag factory begins production in Myanmar

Baolaixin Industry Development, a Hong Kong based company, has become the first company to begin production of labels and hang tags for garments in Myanmar, as per Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association’s (MGMA) website. The new facility is located in Shwe Pyi Thar township, Yangon. The factory is equipped to produce different types of transfer print […]

President promises to set minimum wage

The government will propose a minimum wage this month, President U Thein Sein has announced. After a 60-day period for comments and objections, the government will then set the minimum wage in advance of the elections, he said. The president set out the timetable in a letter to parliament yesterday. Following extended discussions around the […]

Garment sector to hit $1.5b revenue mark

Revenues in the garment sector are expected to grow by as much as 50 percent for the 2013-14 fiscal year and reach US$1.5 billion, experts said. Daw Khaing Khaing Nwe, secretary of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers’ Association, told The Myanmar Times that the sector has continued to benefit from relaxed trade rules from abroad, while […]