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May 18, 2017

The 4th Study Meeting on Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar

The 4th study meeting was held on May 18, 2017 in Tokyo and a number of people such as relevant ministries and agencies, universities, related technical association societies attended the meeting. The latest situation of setting up educational programs to develop Medical Engineers at University of Medical Technology, Yangon was introduced to the attendees. It has been supported and promoted mainly by Okayama University, Japan Association for Clinical Engineers (JACE) and Japanese Society for Technology of Blood purification. Under support of JICA, it is planned to have a research in Myanmar to start the course in FY2018 and the subject discussed in this study meeting is going forward to be materialized. Moreover, in the study meeting, NIPRO Corporation as a medical device manufacturer introduced its activities in overseas market and then opinions were exchanged among attendees. JMA is going to support the Human Resource Development for Medical Devices in Myanmar.
Apr. 25-26, 2017

JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar

Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar in late April. In Naypyidaw, he met Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry, Mr. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Dr, Than Myint, Union Minister for Commerce to exchange views and opinions on policy for development of SME, vocational training school, technical intern trainees, SEZ and so on. At the Ministry of Commerce, the Union Minister introduced Mr. Aung Htoo to Mr. Watanabe, who was just inaugurated as Deputy Minister for Commerce on April 19.
Mar. 23, 2017

The 7th Japan Cup, Karatedo Championship

The 7th Japan Cup, Karatedo Championship was jointly organized by Japanese Embassy in Myanmar, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar and Yangon Japanese Association etc. and held in Yangon. Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Higuchi delivered an opening speech for the Japan Cup and it was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as a main guest together with JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe. The Championship in stadium was so excited event of Karatedo competition.
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Mar. 21, 2017

JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar

When JMA Chairman, Mr. Watanabe visited Myanmar in this March, he met mayor of Yangon city, Mr. Maung Maung Soe. They discussed on urban development of Yangon city and also on issues for supporting SME in Myanmar. Moreover, Mr. Watanabe had a meeting with NLD Economic Committee Chairman, Mr. Han Thar Myint and promised cooperation to discuss the way of economic support and assistance continuously for fields such as agriculture and SME.
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Feb. 24, 2017

The Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project

The Thilawa SEZ (special economic zone) has been supported by both the government and private sectors of Japan for the success. On February 24, the Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B (101-hectare) Project was held as an expansion after Zone A (405-hectare) project, which has been already in operation since September, 2015. Vice-President Mr. Henry Van Thio, Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint, Japanese Ambassador Mr. Higuchi, JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe, JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku and also many officials from Myanmar and Japan attended the ceremony and cut a ribbon together. In the ceremony, appreciation was awarded to local community and auspicious tree planting was carried out by the officials.
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Feb.23, 2017

SME Business Matching co-organized by Ministry of Industry, UMFCCI and JMA

The 4th SME Business Matching was held on February 23 at UMFCCI’s office with captioned formation. The participants from Japanese 9 companies and around 30 Myanmar ones got together and had meeting for whole day to find out potential business partners. Japanese participants attended the commencement ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project on February 24.
JMA arranged lectures for the participants on the latest general situation of Myanmar, advantage of investing in Myanmar and policy of Japanese assistance for Myanmar etc. Those were given by 3 gentlemen from JCCM (Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar), JETRO and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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Feb. 20 -25, 2017

JMA Chairman Mr. Watanabe and JMA Vice Chairman Mr. Sengoku visited Myanmar

Mr. Watanabe and Mr. Sengoku Visited Myanmar to co-organize the 4th SME Business Matching in Yangon on February 23 and then to attend the Commencement Ceremony of Thilawa SEZ Zone B Project on February 24. On this occasion, they visited Naypyidaw also to have meetings with Mr. Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance / Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Union Minister for Industry / Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of Defense Service / officials from Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population / officials from Ministry of Health and Sports etc.