Myanmar to host int'l textile, garment expo in Yangon in December

27 November 2018
Myanmar to host int'l textile, garment expo in Yangon in December
Burmese women work at a traditional textile factory in Mandalay, Myanmar. Photo: EPA

An international textile and garment expo hosted by Myanmar will take place in Myanmar's largest city Yangon from Dec. 6-9, according to the event organizer Monday. 

More than a dozen countries are expected to join the 7th Myanmar International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition, jointly organized by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers' Association and the Myanmar Textile Manufacturers' Association. 

The four-day expo at the Yangon Convention Center will showcase over 130 top brands from China, Germany, China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Japan, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, among others. 

Displayed at the exhibition will be clothing, textile, modern machinery such as embroidery machines, sewing machines, printing machines and flat knitting machines. 

The expo aims to build an efficient communication platform for the domestic market, said the event organizer, adding that Myanmar now has more than 400 garment factories employing about 400,000 workers and earning more than 2 billion US dollars annually from foreign markets.

Courtesy Global Times