200,000 jobs created under NLD: government


200,000 jobs created under NLD: government

The Myanmar Times, 01 Feb 2018

URL: https://www.mmtimes.com/news/200000-jobs-created-under-nld-government.html
During the first 21 months of the National League for Democracy (NLD) government’s tenure, 200,000 jobs were created in the foreign and local investment sectors, said U Maung Maung Win, deputy planning and Finance minister.

“The government authorized 447 businesses and created 191,409 job opportunities,” he said on Tuesday.

The Myanmar Investment Commission allowed 138 foreign direct investments in the last fiscal year, which helped create 88,038 jobs, and 80 local investments led to 18,639 jobs created in the country, he added.

U Tin Htun Naing, Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Sanchaung Township, said the government should reconsider the minimum wage in the garment sector as there are more than 400 garment factories.

On the other hand, a million job opportunities can be created by developing the agricultural sector, said U Sein Win, Pyithu Hluttaw MP for Maubin.

The government released the 12- point economic policy in July 2016. No. 5 refers to job creation for all Myanmar citizens who live in Myanmar and those returning from overseas, and to give top priority to businesses that create employment in the country.