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EU to support sustainable garment production in Myanmar
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A programme aimed at promoting and supporting sustainable production of garments in Myanmar was launched at the first-ever meeting of the EU-Myanmar Task Force, held in Yangon.
 
The €2 million SMART Myanmar project aims to boost competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by building their capacity and increasing their skills and knowledge in partnership with local organizations, Myanmar Times reported.
 
The 3-year (2013-2015) SMEs for Environmental, Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency (SMART) program promotes and supports the sustainable production of garments “Made in Myanmar”.
 
Around 20 of the current 100 SME members of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers’ Association (MGMA) would be chosen by the EU under the project, to be brought up to the European market standards, Andris Piebalgs, EU commissioner for development said at a press conference.
 
The project has already begun earlier this year and so far 14 Myanmarese engineers have been trained as consultants, who would now receive practical field experience in European garment manufacturing units, he said.
 
Daw Khine Khine New, representing MGMA, said investment and manufacturing in the apparel sector has increased since the EU lifted sanctions on the country earlier this year.
 
However, some challenges related to power supply, logistics and regulations remain, she said.
 

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