Myanmar Garment Industry Improving Quality And Upgrading
Improving quality and upgrading, Chinese enterprises to drive the development of myanmar garment industry
Five new factories line the road in the wadia industrial district of Rangoon, myanmar, where 3,600 local workers are working.
This is the cathay myanmar clothing industrial park opened late last year, it is also one of the largest clothing industrial parks in myanmar at present.
Led by the construction of "One Belt And One Road", a large number of Chinese apparel enterprises have invested in myanmar since 2014.
Currently, 80 percent of new apparel enterprises set up each month on average are chinese-funded, kaixine, secretary-general of the myanmar apparel manufacturing association, told reporters.
"In fact, before 2004, myanmar's garment industry was relatively developed, but due to western sanctions, myanmar's garment industry was long stagnant, which did not change until 2014."
Shi kun, executive vice President of the China textile and apparel association of myanmar, said that in 2012, myanmar promulgated the foreign investment law and formulated investment rules for the garment industry to encourage the development of foreign apparel industry.
With the change of domestic and international situation in myanmar, Chinese garment enterprises are also coming to visit and invest in myanmar.
Yan qiuhong is the general manager of hengtian (yangon) garment co., LTD. Her factory was set up in yangon province in June 2014, and the production scale was expanded to two factories within a short time. Now there are more than 2,600 Burmese workers working there.
She told reporters that after more than three years of development, the company's production capacity has been greatly enhanced by the relatively low labor costs and tax incentives offered by the local government. "in the future, we will build a factory of 10,000 people to seize the golden period of investment in myanmar," she said.
Mr Keane argues that myanmar has a clear demographic advantage in developing the garment industry, with 65 per cent of the nearly 53m people in working age and half of them women.
The Burmese value family, study adaptation ability is strong, suit to become garment to make a worker.
"" the myanmar government has also improved the working capacity of the population by setting up relevant skills training centers, etc.
As a latecomer, cathay myanmar's garment park has a deeper investment case.
'myanmar has a high quality traditional garment production process and has accumulated some experience in manufacturing high-end textile products,' zhao kai, head of the park's management committee, told reporters.
At the same time, myanmar enjoys the European Union's GSP, and exports to Japan and other countries are also exempt from taxes.
The garment industry is also a priority for the myanmar government.
"" the myanmar industrial park is an important expansion and supplement to the existing domestic source base of cathay, as well as a sample factory and issuing center of cathay.
We take the factory in the park as the order center and constantly drive the joint development of the surrounding factories, thus forming a certain scale agglomeration effect.
Liang xiaohui, chief researcher of the social responsibility office of the China textile industry federation, believes that the "One Belt And One Road" initiative and top-level design such as the china-myanmar economic corridor bring important development opportunities for china-myanmar garment industry cooperation.
For myanmar, China is both an investor of the country's textile and apparel industry, an important source of raw materials and intermediate products, and increasingly a consumer of the country's textile and apparel products.
China and myanmar are linked by mountains and rivers, bilateral relations are stable, industries are highly complementary, and they have natural advantages in the cooperative development of textile and apparel industry.
Here, workers see new hope
According to preliminary statistics from the economic and business department of the Chinese embassy in myanmar, there are more than 300 Chinese enterprises investing in the textile and clothing industry in myanmar, employing nearly 300,000 local workers.
While expanding their business, Chinese apparel companies have contributed a lot to myanmar's tax revenue and the upgrading of the skills and quality of the local workforce.
"" it has always been a tradition for cathay to let its employees grow together with the company." "
'from the beginning, the park established the concept of being kind to employees, respecting the local traditional culture, helping workers improve efficiency and actually increasing their income,' Mr. Zhao said.
Create a harmonious and friendly working environment where workers can feel the warmth of family from details.
Cultivate local management personnel in myanmar to provide them with ascending channels and space.
Min min wu, 26, is a petite Burmese girl who, if not seen at the factory, is running a team of 95 people.
"I'm very happy with my job.
I feel like my colleagues in the factory are all in the same family, and the master always CARES to teach me, so that I can be qualified for this position.
The master that min min wu mentioned was tang qinghai, director of cathay h&b Burma apparel co. LTD.
Mr. Tang, who has been working in myanmar for more than two years, believes that the country's young people are resourceful and willing to learn technology.
He built friendships with local colleagues and became a family, and many young Burmese workers preferred to call him "master" and "father."
Tang qinghai also unreservedly imparts professional skills and crisis management capabilities to his followers in myanmar from basic education.
Myanmar workers now make up 80 per cent of the factory's management. "through humane and institutionalised management, Burmese workers see the promise of development.
New hope gives new impetus.
The 28-year-old brother knows better.
He has worked in a number of foreign apparel factories, but has been in hengtian for the longest time and now runs the factory's fabric warehouses.
He told reporters that Chinese leaders are willing to listen to and accept their opinions and Suggestions, making him and his colleagues feel the factory is trustworthy.
More importantly, he saw new hope as the factory expanded.
"Now I'm working hard on my Chinese language, and I hope it will come in handy when the third plant opens," smiles brother.
We will promote the transformation of local industrialization and urbanization
In December last year, by the China national textiles import and export chamber of commerce and the department of commerce of zhejiang province jointly organized the 2017 myanmar international textile exhibition held in Rangoon, this is the first time in recent years, large textile apparel exhibition held in myanmar, 150 Chinese enterprises, 3 days has attracted more than 10000 people, the scene signed a total of more than $5000 contract.
'it's the best time to invest and trade in myanmar,' said wu domin aung, permanent secretary of the ministry of commerce.
This exhibition shows the future development prospects of textile and garment industry.
He hopes to introduce advanced Chinese technology, textiles and textile machinery to myanmar through the exhibition to promote further development of the textile industry in both countries.
Mr Keane is keenly aware of China's industrial development path.
She has visited many places such as suzhou and dalian and witnessed the success of the development model of China's industrial parks. She also believes that the development model can absorb the production capacity of the whole value chain, reduce the cost of procurement and logistics and effectively create jobs.
She also hopes that Chinese companies' investment in the garment industry will bring new opportunities for myanmar's development.
The construction of the clothing industrial park has promoted the overall technical and technological level of the garment manufacturing industry in myanmar, driving relevant international brands to place orders in myanmar directly.
Sufficient quality orders in turn help myanmar's traditional garment factories to upgrade their technological processes, thus directly promoting the healthy development and transformation and upgrading of myanmar's garment manufacturing industry.
'with more orders, they are planning to build the second phase of the park,' Mr. Zhao said.
Chinese textile and apparel companies have brought the organization and management experience of industrial production, and have been cultivating management talents for the local area continuously, playing a technical spillover effect and promoting the transformation of local industrialization and urbanization, said liang xiaohui.
The Chinese enterprises' roots eventually led to the growth of myanmar clothing exports year by year.
According to the data provided by the myanmar garment manufacturing association, since 2014, the annual growth rate of myanmar clothing products export has exceeded 20%, and the total value of clothing products exported to major countries (regions) in 2016 was about $1.95 billion.
In the near future, Chinese companies will build myanmar's first bonded warehouse project in yangon province.
ShiKun said, with the aid of this platform, the textile clothing industry will build a couplet a local supply chain, will China's production of fabrics and accessories in the form of bonded warehouse in myanmar, so as to realize conditional from Burma's garment industry do processing to upgrade to the ship delivery mode, increasing the added value of apparel industry, promote the Burmese double clothing export.