19 March 2018
China is the country’s major trading and investment partners, and more efforts to promote trading between the two countries are in full swing, officials said.
According to the Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar will participate in the 15th China-ASEAN Expo this year which will hold in September in Nanning, and targets to promote Myanmar agricultural products.
They added Myanmar has been participating since 2004, and over 138 booths have been displayed last year.
Promotion road show for the expo will conduct in Yangon in May by showcasing not only the Chinese products but also technologies and machinery for the industry.
Ministry of commerce also added they will promote Hpa-An as a city of charm at the expo to promote tourism industry.
Deputy Director General, Ministry of Commerce, Naw Mutakapaw said "Myanmar has been participated in the expo since 2004. In the beginning, we could display only a small number of products mostly gems and jewelry. But last year, we could showcase many agricultural products through over 130 booths. As china is our major trade and investment partners, we are also planning to display more items and more businesses this year. For the promotion of this 15th China- ASEAN Expo, the roadshow will conduct in Yangon in May. As We are the agriculture country, this year, we will promote Myanmar products, foods, fruits and find more markets to trade and joint cooperation to grow the business. This year, not only that, we will promote Hpa-An as a city of charm at the export to promote tourism."
Fruit exports, as well as textiles, garment and timber products markets are some of the industries that are attracted to the Chinese Entrepreneurs to invest in, entrepreneurs said.
According to the Ministry of commerce, the bilateral trading between Myanmar and China amounted to over 10 Billion US dollars this fiscal year.