17 labour exchange offices opened in Yangon Region for employment access

Union Minister Dr Pwint San of the Ministry of Labour said, at a job fair, that access to employment will be provided through the opening of 17 labour exchange offices in Yangon Region. To ensure accessibility to employment for those of working age, conduct skill training and for workers to enjoy their rights according to the Labour Law, district and township labour exchange offices are opened in 15 regions and states including the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory.

The offices will select the workers with suitable qualifications and skills to meet the needs of employers, the Union minister added. A total of 5,658 factories were shut down due to COVID-19 infections in Myanmar, making more than 140,000 people jobless.

The government is taking necessary measures to create job opportunities for the unemployed. For that matter, investments from both domestic and foreign countries are being invited. More than US$1,241 million of foreign investment entered Myanmar during the six months duration from April to the end of September (FY2022-2023), creating job opportunities for local workers.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


MoC declares import rules for BEVs in pilot project

The Ministry of Commerce released a directive (62/2022) dated 11 November 2022 regarding the import rules for electric vehicles (EV) in the pilot project. The importers must abide by the standards and import quota set by the national-level leading committee on development of electric vehicles and related business. The ministry stated that the importing companies must comply with the following facts if they do not hold business licences for showrooms in the pilot project to help support the electric vehicle and related businesses.

The companies must register with the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration whether it is a joint venture or wholly citizen-owned business. They must show the salescontracts with exporting companies. They have to be sought approval from a national-level leading committee on the development of electric vehicles and related business. There must be an EV warranty, spare parts availability, and service and maintenance of those vehicles.

The companies must seek permission from the MoC to register with the Road Transport Administration Department. The directive takes effect on the bus or motor van for the transport of ten or more persons including the driver and motor vehicle for personal use. They must be Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). The rules in the directive are effective between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023. Further amendments are to be made if necessary.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar