Myanmar and India will collaborate in weaving and clothing design technology, state-run media reported.
Minister for cooperatives U Kyaw Hsan and joint secretary from the Indian Ministry of Textile Monika Grag last week signed a letter of intent (LOI) for sending Myanmar trainees to India for courses on bamboo, cane and hand-made wood products making.
Under the LOI, trainees from Myanmar can also avail courses by Indian experts on weaving, dyeing, printing and clothing design and technology, and get scholarships for diploma course in textile technology.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on conducting tailoring course and providing weaving machines to Myanmar’s weaving and vocational training schools.
According to Myanmar official statistics, bilateral trade between Myanmar and India reached $1.3 billion.
India’s investment in Myanmar amounted to $283 million as of July in nine projects, making the South Asian neighbour 10th in Myanmar’s foreign investment line-up.