ASEAN-BAC Chair highlights business cooperation with Myanmar for regional development  

ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Chair Mr Arsjad Rajid P.M. (ASEAN-BAC Indonesia) emphasized business cooperation with Myanmar promoting regional integration to shape the regional development during the ASEAN Roadshow to Myanmar.
During the three-day roadshow from 1 to 3 May, the chair gave that remark at the forum entitled “The Role of ASEAN-BAC in Developing ASEAN Private Sector: Myanmar, A Potential Key Player” held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) on 2 May.
“Myanmar is a key member of ASEAN. Through this roadshow, we would like to show our willingness to in-depth cooperation between Myanmar and ASEAN. I hope this linkage will enhance regional integration and contribute to regional stability and regional development,” he elaborated.
The objective of this visit is to support and successfully achieve the five prioritized sectors— digital transformation, sustainable development, trade and investment promotion, health resilience and food security.
“The ASEAN-BAC’s support and cooperation will boost Myanmar’s economic development and promote job opportunities for the locals. It will bring about the individual interests and development of the ASEAN countries”, said UMFCCI President U Aye Win.
The development of Myanmar will create a constructive impact on the whole region and be the strong drive for promoting the growth in the regional community,” added UMFCCI President U Aye Win.
UMFCCI General Secretary Daw Khine Khine Nwe took the moderator role during the forum discussion. The panellists Mr Arsjad Rasjid P. M. (Chair, ASEAN-BAC), Mr Gil L. Gonzales (Executive Director, ASEAN-BAC), U Moe Kyaw (Council Member, ASEAN-BAC Myanmar) and Dr Tun Thura Thet (central executive of UMFCCI) exchanged ideas and topics regarding the role of ASEAN-BAC in ASEAN’s private sector development, upcoming projects and successful implementations in the regional countries, Myanmar playing a key role in the regional economic growth, the needs for digital transformation and opportunities for Myanmar and potentials for Myanmar in ASEAN integration.
The Chair concluded roadshows to Singapore, Viet Nam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei before Myanmar. He was appointed as chair on 30 January 2023 at the 95th meeting of ASEAN-BAC held in Jakarta, Indonesia. — TWA/EM

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