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Eurocham Survey: European companies asked for faster import and customer clearance procedures to ease effects of COVID19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The outbreak of COVID 19 has disrupted the global economy. Even a contained outbreak could result in significant economic impact in the short run. The evolution of the disease and its economic impact is highly uncertain which makes it difficult […]

Average worker spends over K7000 daily: Yangon govt

Workers in Myanmar’s economic capital spend over K7000 (US$4.83) a day, according to a survey by Yangon Region’s Minimum Wage Committee. U Tun Wai, the committee’s labor representative, said that workers spend K5000 to K6000 a day on food, accommodation, and family needs. “If we add expenses for health, transportation and miscellaneous, the amount rises […]

Job seekers lay out preferred sectors to work for in survey

Job seekers in Myanmar are prioritising career opportunities in the beverage, telecommunications and retail industries, a survey conducted by JobNet’s Myanmar Employer Awards (MEA) program showed. The survey included some 10,000 managers, experienced non-managers, director-level executives and entry-level fresh graduates. Results also showed that aside from those able to pay the highest salaries, employers who […]

Yangon to conduct own survey to determine minimum wage

The Yangon Region government will conduct its own survey starting next week to gather data that would help in determining the country’s next minimum wage, a regional labour official said Wednesday. U Khin Maung Thwin, secretary of Minimum Wage Committee and regional officer of Department of Labour, said the data collection will start on Monday […]

Wage survey showed more than half of workers received increments

More than half of businesses surveyed in the French Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI France Myanmar) Myanmar Salary Survey 2019 saw wage increases of between 1pc and 5pc for 2017. CCI France Myanmar released the survey results showing that 54pc of the more than 500 companies in the 10 industries that participated in […]

Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

Survey looks into why people lack IDs

A survey is being conducted of the problems faced by people applying for national registration cards, said U Ohn Maung, a high court lawyer and member of a non-governmental organisation. Working committees in townships will study the obstacles to getting household certificates and registration cards, U Ohn Maung said. “Many people in Kayin and Mon […]

Survey finds 37% of families can’t afford health emergency

More than 35 percent of Myanmar households are not ready to shell out K200,000 (US$130) for emergency health care, according to Asia Foundation’s City Life Survey 2018. The foundation conducted the survey of 2414 people in 228 wards of Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine cities from September to October 2018. It said that up […]

Rakhine opens new beaches for hotel, tourism investments

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Rakhine State Government will open up new beaches along the Rakhine coast for new hotel projects in order to draw more tourism investments into the state, said U Ye Aung Moe, director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. So far, the ministry has designated the Gyite Taw, […]

Korean company conducts survey to build a dry port in Monywa

A Korean company is conducting a survey to build a dry port in Monywa, Sagaing Region to transport containers using railroad, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications. At the present, the ministry is built a dry port each in Ywarthagyi in Yangon Region and Myitnge in Mandalay Region and seven places are proposed to […]