SME development branches training aims promote SME knowledge among staff: Industry Ministry

15th batch of staff of SME development branches for  training.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin
15th batch of staff of SME development branches for training.—Photo: Khaing Thanda Lwin

Yangon, 21 Nov—The Department of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development under the Ministry of Industry in cooperation with the
German Agency for
International Cooperation (GIZ) on Thursday organized its 15th batch of staff of SME development branches for training here, aiming to develop the private sector and promote SME financial knowledge among staff.
The two-day capacity-building training is scheduled to provide knowledge on an overview of entrepreneurs and the classification of roles of different participants involved in the private sector development of Myanmar as well as specific roles and tasks of SME development branches, said Mrs Irina Scheffmann, head of the programme at GIZ.
She added that lack of knowledge is the main challenge to the development of the SME sector in Myanmar, so GIZ will continue to provide knowledge of business skills to the sector development.
The two-day course admitted 28 trainees. The organizers managed to train more than 300 staff officers from SME development branches in regions/states and the Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI) this year.
“The GIZ has a future plan to extend its support for the department of SME development and its decentralization process with capacity-building exercises and financial support for office infrastructure,” said an official from GIZ.
In his opening remarks, U Aung Myo Khaing, director of the SME Development Department, said the small and medium enterprise bill is under discussion at the Pyithu Hluttaw. It consists of effective rules and regulations on developing the SME sector and it is expected to be enacted soon. GNLM

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