Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Myanmar garment sector gets €2.8 mn EU boost
Myanmar garment sector gets €2.8 mn EU boost
21
Jan '16
Small and medium enterprises in Myanmar's garment sector are set to get a 2.8 million euros boost from the European Union. The cash infusion will support the second phase of a development initiative that aims to make the “Made in Myanmar” industry more competitive by building environmental awareness, sustainability and social protections for the workers.

The next phase of the EU-funded SMEs for environmental Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency (SMART) project will start next week, Project Director Simone Lehmann said at a press conference in Yangon.

She said the programme will provide “technical support and capacity building” through workshops engaging dozens of factory employers.

“We will not be focusing on labour disputes in the garment sector but we will only focus on developing the sector and providing professional support for MGMA (the Myanmar Garment Manufactures Association),” she said.

The next phase of the SMART project is slated for the next 48 months. The scheme hopes to boost productivity and create over 300,000 job opportunities for low-skilled workers.

U Myint Soe, chairperson of the MGMA, said during the first phase of the SMART Myanmar project, from 2013 to 2015, the Myanmar garment sector had doubled its exports.

The first SMART Myanmar project spent 2 million euros and worked with 10 different garment factories.

SMART Myanmar actively promotes and supports the sustainable production of garments “Made in Myanmar” striving to increase the international competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in this sector.

Working closely with companies and business support organizations located in Myanmar, the SMART project aims to build capacity and increase skills and knowledge in local partner organizations, facilitating the development of marketing and export strategies for the garment sector. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2020

Australia willing to consider FTA with India on RCEP lines

Australia is willing to consider a bilateral free trade agreement...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2020

Hun Sen asks PRC garment investors not to leave Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Sen recently again told Chinese garment sector...

Pic: B.Zhou / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 27th Feb 2020

Retail brands restrict China operations amid COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is disrupting business dynamics in China....

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma, Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

DK Sharma, Velocity Apparelz

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Spokesperson, Hugo Boss

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Harmeet Singh,

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Alon Moshe,

Alon Moshe

Israel-based Twine Solutions is a technology start-up that has developed a ...

Fabio Grandis,

Fabio Grandis

Italian company Grandis SRL has been operating in the textile industry for ...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Steve Cole, Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Larry L Kinn, Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Seema Agrawal, Artisan Saga

Seema Agrawal
Artisan Saga

Artisan Saga, founded by Kaushik Rajani and Seema Agrawal, is an online...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rajesh Pratap Singh

Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh

<div>Ace fashion designer <b>Rajesh Pratap Singh</b> has used Tencel to...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search