MYANMAR GARMENTS SECTOR GROWTH IS UNEVEN AMIDST POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY

THE GARMENTS sector is a jewel in newly democratic Myanmar's export crown, now the second largest revenue earner after natural gas. Yet all too often the headlines about the industry are negative. Labour disputes and poor working conditions frequently take centre stage, while rising wages and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State are the latest shadows on the horizon. Industry experts, however, see a sector that can grow and thrive despite uncertainty, provided the government pushes on with critical reforms. In March this year, not a single new ...


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