Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:31
The photo shows a worksite. (Photo-EMG)
Myanmar will issue work permit to foreigners once the Foreign Workers Law is enacted, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security said.
The ministry’s labour department is drafting the proposed law and is in discussion with other relevant agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Union Attorney General, Ministry of Immigration and Population, National Planning and Economic Development, Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Government Foreign Employment Agency.
At present, foreigners working in factories and mills have been issued labour registration cards with the approval of the Myanmar Investment Commission. So far, a total of 70 foreigners in Yangon Region and 18 foreigners in Bago Region have been issued with such cards.
Those foreigners who wish to work in Myanmar in the future are required to register with the labour ministry.
Statistics as of end-October showed that Cut, Making and Processing mills and factories allowed 340 foreign workers in Yangon Region and 33 in Bago Region.
Foreigners who have been allowed to work in projects under Section 25 of the Foreign Investment Law enacted in November are required to apply for the necessary work and stay permit with the Myanmar Investment Commission.
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