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Young Myanmar textile entrepreneurs to attend China study programme

Young entrepreneurs from Myanmar will visit China under a programme to study textile and garment manufacturing technologies in the first week of June, according to the Myanmar Textile Manufacturers’ Association. The Guangxi Economic and Trade Vocational Institute, the Ministry of Industry, and the MTMA jointly launched the scholarship programme on 28 March at the Sedona […]

ADB not worried about impact of technology on Myanmar jobs

Despite widespread automation of manual work functions, Myanmar jobs are not under “huge” threat by advancements in technology, economists at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) told the media during the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Manila on May 4. However, the government needs to monitor the impact of changing technologies on local jobs. Meanwhile, […]

A company of my own’: the rise of Myanmar’s tech pioneers

“It’s always been my ultimate goal to have a company of my own,” says Htun Khaing Lynn, or Zack, as he prefers to be called. Last September the 22-year-old engineering graduate from Myanmar’s eastern Shan state co-founded online truck-pooling service Kargo, which connects individuals and businesses who need to move goods around congested Yangon. Cars […]