BUSINESS – Taiwan looks to Burma for labour

Taiwan is planning on taking in migrant workers from Burma to resolve labour shortages in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, Taiwanese media reported, citing the director general of the country’s Workforce Development Agency. In the initial stage of the program, about 100 to 200 Myanmar nationals will be brought to Taiwan to work on a trial basis, Liu Chug-chun said, adding that the experimental programme could be implemented at the end of April or early May at the earliest.