Young Myanmar entrepreneurs to visit China to study textile industry

An employee works on a production line at a garment factory in Yangon.  photo: Phoe Khwar
An employee works on a production line at a garment factory in Yangon. photo: Phoe Khwar

By Aye Yamone

Young entrepreneurs from Myanmar will visit China under a program 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 program on 28 March at the Sedona Hotel.
“This is the result of an MoU. The program has been launched to allow young Myanmar entrepreneurs to study textile and garment technologies. The Guangxi institute will provide a full scholarship, covering accommodation, food, and charges for the course,” said U Tin Myo Win, the chair of the MTMA.
Twenty young entrepreneurs will be selected for the first batch of the study program, which aims to improve Myanmar’s textile and garment sector. Later, more batches will be sent to China to learn cotton ginning, weaving, thread painting, sketching, and design.
“The first batch of the program will last 10 days. Twenty entrepreneurs engaged in garment manufacturing businesses will be selected for the program. Priority will be given to entrepreneurs from townships outside Yangon such as Shwebo and Monywa. We will discuss continuing the program with the Guangxi institute,” said U Tin Myo Win.
As the second outcome of the MoU, the Ministry of Industry, the MTMA, and the Guangxi institute will jointly offer free courses on weaving, cotton ginning, and thread dyeing.
To offer courses for Myanmar’s textile sector development, a delegation from Guangxi institute came to Myanmar on 13 July, 2018. The MTMA and the Guangxi Economic and Trade Vocational Institute signed an MoU for technical assistance at the Guangxi trade expo, held on 13 September, 2018. (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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