More than 65,000 factory workers in Yangon have lost jobs amid pandemic, says regional minister

Women working in the garment sector are among the hardest hit as hundreds of factories close or sack workers At least 65,000 factory workers in Yangon have lost their jobs over the past year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a regional minister has said, with women working in the garment sector among the […]

Myanmar Migrant Workers Face 14-Day Quarantine on Thai Border

Migrants from Thailand returning to Myanmar will have to stay at quarantine centers at border towns for two weeks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to border sources. U Thant Zin Aung, a state lawmaker in Myawaddy on the Thai border in Karen State, told The Irrawaddy that the town had five quarantine centers […]

Mandalay Region to ready towns for migrant influx

Mandalay Region is developing urban plans in all 28 townships amid an increase of migrants to towns and cities, a senior regional minister said. Mandalay, with an estimated six million people, is the second-most populous region in the country. Its capital, Mandalay city, is the second-largest in Myanmar after Yangon. U Ye Lwin, the regional […]

Myanmar migrant workers in 2019 exceed 300,000

Over 305,000 people went overseas for work during 2019 according to the data from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. Monthly numbers of workers going abroad from January to November 2019 are 23,235 in January, 22,523 in February, 22,534 in March, 20,766 in April, 30,326 in May, 26,787 in June, 30,826 in July, 33,805 […]

Over 8,000 to Go to Malaysia with Original Work Visa Fee

An agreement has been made in a meeting in Naypyitaw that the 8,107 Myanmar workers who already have permission from the government will be sent to Malaysia with the original work visa fee of $6, U Kyaw Htin Kyaw, general secretary of Myanmar Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs Federation said. “Our association, the Ministry of Labor and […]