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May 23, 2019

Outstanding trainees, factories honoured by LIP Ministry

Union Minister U Thein Swe presents certificate to the outstanding trainees and garment factories. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thein Swe presents certificate to the outstanding trainees and garment factories. Photo: MNA

The Prize-giving ceremony for those who were outstanding trainees in the course conducted by the Aung Myin Hmu Garment Skills Training Centre and for factories which did ardent cooperation with the government, was held at the meeting hall of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) yesterday.
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe attended the prize-giving ceremony and awarded the prizes to the winners.
Union Minister U Thein Swe said that the garment industry has enjoyed special exemption from tariffs in Myanmar, and which generate opportunities for employment on the Myanmar Labour market.
He added that as of December 2018, there have been 356 CMP / CMP connection factories, with a labour force of more than 217787. Also, there are 310 garment factories, with 179152 labour forces in Yangon. Most of the labourers are low-skill workers without holding recognized certificates. There is a growing need for skilled workers who undergo in the garment industry. Thus, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has acted as focal ministry in the NCCA that includes experts and academicians, and efforts were being made to conduct promotion of vocational training skills while conducting to evaluate skills and issuing professional certificates, in cooperation with partnership departments.
Then Yangon Region Rakhine Ethnic Affairs Minister U Zaw Aye Maung and Chair of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) U Myint Soe delivered ceremonial speeches at the event, and officials explained about the purpose of establishing the training school.
Afterwards, Union Minister and officials presented certificates to the outstanding trainees and outstanding garment factories. Afterwards, the attendees shared their experiences and benefits of attending the training course and current status of the socio-economic development. — MNA (Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)

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