Following up on the hugely successful Myanmar Trade and Investment Forum that took place in London in 2016, the Department for International Trade Burma are leading an inward business mission to the UK, bringing a group of experienced business leaders and senior representatives from Myanmar.
Education has already been recognised by the Myanmar government as a priority where they have increased the percentage of GDP annual funding from 2% to 8%. The government has also chosen TVET (vocational training) as a top priority within the sector in recognition of the massive skills shortage throughout all industries. We aim to focus primarily on TVET at the forum.
The Myanmar government is developing strategies to deliver a number of major infrastructure projects in areas like energy, (particularly power transmission) and transport (road, port, rail and airports) through attracting private sector investment as well as the use of soft loans and aid.
Development of Myanmar's capital markets and the use of financial technology within the wider financial services sector will underpin Myanmar's growth.
This visit will further stimulate and enhance the bilateral economic and trade relatoinship between the UK and Myanmar.For more information on the three forums, and to register, please click here.