BUSINESS – Burma looks to compete as garment maker

Burma’s Deputy Minister for Trade and Commerce Pwint San is currently in Dhaka trying to promote his country as an effective manufacturer of ready-made garments, Bangladesh’s Daily Star reported. Pwint San wants Burma to compete with Bangladesh in the lucrative sector and is attending a conference hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh. Burma’s export value of garments rose to US$1.2 billion in 2013, representing more than 10 percent of the country’s total exports.