Myanmar, India to cooperate in textile, crafts manufacturing

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textile artMyanmar and India will collaborate in weaving, clothing design technology, official media reported on November 10.

Myanmar’s Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan and Joint Secretary from the Indian Ministry of Textile Monika Grag had a discussion in Nay Pyi Taw, reported the New Light of Myanmar.

The discussion covered the signing of a Letter of Intent to send Myanmar trainees to India for courses on bamboo, cane and hand-made wood products making and courses by Indian experts on weaving, dyeing, printing and clothing design and technology. The agreement includes granting scholarship to Myanmar students for diploma courses in textile technology, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on conducting tailoring courses and providing weaving machines to Myanmar’s weaving and vocational training schools.

According to Myanmar official statistics, bilateral trade between Myanmar and Japan reached $1.32 billion in 2012. India’s investment in Myanmar amounted to $283 million as of July 2013 in nine projects, accounting for 0.66 per cent of the total since Myanmar opened to such investment in late 1988. India is the 10th largest foreign investor in Myanmar.

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Myanmar and India will collaborate in weaving, clothing design technology, official media reported on November 10.

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textile artMyanmar and India will collaborate in weaving, clothing design technology, official media reported on November 10.

Myanmar’s Minister for Cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan and Joint Secretary from the Indian Ministry of Textile Monika Grag had a discussion in Nay Pyi Taw, reported the New Light of Myanmar.

The discussion covered the signing of a Letter of Intent to send Myanmar trainees to India for courses on bamboo, cane and hand-made wood products making and courses by Indian experts on weaving, dyeing, printing and clothing design and technology. The agreement includes granting scholarship to Myanmar students for diploma courses in textile technology, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on conducting tailoring courses and providing weaving machines to Myanmar’s weaving and vocational training schools.

According to Myanmar official statistics, bilateral trade between Myanmar and Japan reached $1.32 billion in 2012. India’s investment in Myanmar amounted to $283 million as of July 2013 in nine projects, accounting for 0.66 per cent of the total since Myanmar opened to such investment in late 1988. India is the 10th largest foreign investor in Myanmar.

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