Efforts are being made to develop the handicraft industry under a four-year project from 2018 to 2022, with assistance from the Netherlands, said U Kyaw Thu from the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association.

Myanmar’s exports of fishery products between 1 October and 7 December totalled about US$173 million, an increase of $29.6 million compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by the Commerce Ministry.

Sichuan Airlines has announced that it launched a direct flight between Myanmar’s commercial city Yangon and Hangzhou, the commercial hub and the capital city of China’s eastern province Zhejiang on 18 December.