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- Subject: NEWS - Myanmar, Singapore Jointly T
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 21:16:00
Subject: NEWS - Myanmar, Singapore Jointly Train Senior Officials
Myanmar, Singapore Jointly Train Senior Officials
YANGON, November 5 (Xinhua)-- Myanmar and Singapore
will join hands to train Myanmar senior officials in the
of trade, economy and business under an economic and
technical cooperation agreement between the two countries.
The six-day training course, which began Wednesday, is
jointly sponsored by the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce and
the Singapore Trade Development Board.
A total of 42 senior officials from nine ministries and
Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and Industry are attending
In recent years, Singapore has conducted various courses
for Myanmar trainees in the sectors of health, hotels and
tourism, trade management, construction, agriculture and
livestock and fisheries under the two countries' human
resources development project.
Singapore has been rendering assistance to Myanmar for
the development of its hotel and tourism industry,
production, livestock and fisheries, human resources
development, commerce, transport, communications and
science and technology.
According to official statistics, Singapore's investment in
Myanmar amounted to 1.48 billion U.S. dollars in 66 projects
by the end of May this year, ranking the first among 23
countries and regions which have invested over 7 billion
dollars in the country.
The statistics also show that the two countries' bilateral
stood at 833.7 million dollars in the 1997-98 fiscal year
ended in March.
Singapore exported to Myanmar 716.5 million dollars worth
of goods, while importing 117.2 million dollars of
commodities from the country during the period.