Garment factory in Sittway provides more than 100 jobs

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Smart Garment Factory is established by the Rakhine State Government and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement provide job opportunities for local residents. More than 100 people are employed at the factory. Photo: Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

A garment factory came into operation in Satyokya Ward in Sittway under the plan for improving the socio-economic status of Rakhine State, creating more than 100 jobs for Rakhine ethnic women.
“Internal migrant women from Rakhine State working in Yangon and other areas have got the job at the factory (in their home state),” according to a report of  the Myanmar News Agency.
The opening of the Cutting, making and packaging (CMP) garment factory is considered as a significant initial achievement of the Ponnagyun Industrial Zone in Rakhine State.
Meanwhile, the  Rakhine State Stability and Development Implementation Central Committee is conducting job training for the local women.
The committee is operating 100 traditional weaving facilities in Kyarmathauk Village in Sittway Township and creating jobs for  local women.
The Resettlement and Socio-economic Development Committee led by its Chairman, Dr Win  Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, toured Kyaukpyu, Yanbye, Sittway and Pauktaw townships from 24 to 26 April and assisted in regional development tasks including roadwork, power supply and home repair.
The Emerald Green Project in Buthidaung and Taungup is aimed at creating job opportunities using Ks30 million for each designated village, benefiting 122 villages altogether.— GNLM

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