15 February 2018
Labour Migration Stakeholders Meeting took place in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.
According to 2014 census, more than 10% of over 51 million population are migrant workers, amounting to 5 million people.
The meeting aims to review the migration work plan of ILO that has been implemented last year and to approve the work plan for this year.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, MyoAung said “In cooperation with ILO, we are drafting the work plan for migration. We also work with IOM. All the concerned Ministries involved in this project. We have already implemented the work plan in 2013 and 2017. We also reviewed it today. We also discussed the facts that should be included in the new work plan.”
The Ministry is making effort to create job opportunities for the citizens who came back from other countries and also laid down the economic policy for that can generate more jobs. Priorities have been given for safe migration and creating better jobs through cooperation among the Government, employees and employers. The Ministry is also drafting the second five year work plan for migration (2018-2022) in cooperation with UN, NGOs and INGOs. Plans are also underway to send workers for skilled training to Japan.