Garment industry creates most job opportunities: Minister
As the garment industry can create most job opportunities for Myanmar citizens and produce many skilled workers, it can bring about the win-win-win situation for those who place orders in addition to the government, employers and employees. For the development of local garment sector, entrepreneurs including Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association should cooperate, the minister said.
The garment industry has got the GSP rights. In 2016, the garment export increased by 28 per cent, and export earnings hit over Ks two billion.
Until December, 2018, there are 356 garment factories and 217,787 garment workers, with Yangon topping the list with 310 garment factories and 179,152 garment workers.
According to the estimation of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, the garment industry has been on the upward trend. In 2022, the export earnings from the garment industry is projected to reach eight to ten billion USD. The industry is expected to create 1.5 million jobs. Most of workers will be female, he said.
With the aim of turning out more skilled workers, educative talks were conducted in Hlaingthayar, Shwepyithar, Mingaladon and South Dagon Industrial Zones in Yangon.