October 03, 2022
Approximately eight tonnes of Myanmar’s iron cast products trench drain grates, iron loaders, cast iron hose reels are daily manufactured with 80 workers and sent to Singapore and the Republic of Korea.
Bago Region Chief Minister U Myo Swe Win gave a remark during his visit to metal casting workshop located at No 29 in the western quarter of Phayagyi in Bago Township on the morning of 2 October.
The Chief Minister highlighted that on his inspection tour, he knew that the business is positively relying on the availability of raw materials for uplift of micro, small and medium scale enterprises. He coordinated matters regarding fair prices of raw materials and having easy access to them, direct export to Singapore and the ROK to increase export earnings, grasping a strong market share in international markets, business expansion and land permit, and adequate power supply during the working hours.
Iron casting industry earned a state-level medium sized entrepreneur award in 2013 and the second prize of local product award in 2018. At present, kitchen goods, sifters, mortar, bicycle wheels, iron mercantile weight measuring scale, iron cast skillets, over 100 types of cast iron fixtures, cast iron drainage cover, sand suction pump, pebble stones dredge pump, steel rings, metal pumps, different types of scales, iron fences, iron knives, treadles of traditional sewing machines and Chinese-import substitute fire hydrants are being manufactured for exports beyond domestic consumption.—MNA