Launch of the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Agenda 2019-2022

On Saturday 20 July 2019, the Mandalay Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) officially launched the MRCCI Business Agenda 2019-2022 “Towards a Better Mandalay Region”.

News | 01 August 2019
Handing over of business agenda to Mandalay regional government by MRCCI leadership
The Business Agenda serves as advocacy roadmap, outlining MRCCI policy positions on the issues of greatest importance to Mandalay employers. The Agenda highlights the key bottlenecks that businesspersons in Mandalay Region are facing to develop their business and contains 22 recommendations to overcome those bottlenecks. According to MRCCI members, current main issues includes access to land and rental fees, access to credit, lack of skilled labour and entrepreneurial mindset, insufficient incentives for SMEs development and weak administrative system.

The MRCCI Business Agenda was officially handled to the Mandalay Regional Minister of Planning and Finance, U Myat Thu, who recognized that “this is a valuable initiative by MRCCI as it will definitely help the regional government in designing the best strategies and policies to enhance the regional competitiveness.The expertise of the business leaders is much needed to solve complex matters that we are living nowadays ”.

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Daw Khin Lay Myint, MRCCI Vice-President, underlined that “The country is experiencing profound transformation and the role of MRCCI is to support the government in making sure that step-by-step the business environment is better tuned to local business needs. Better business environment in Mandalay means more growth and more jobs for the people”.

As explained by Paolo Salvai, ILO Senior Programme Officer, “the role of the ILO was simply to facilitate the discussions amongst MRCCI members and present some tools to analyze the current business environment. The 22 recommendations are very valuable as summarize the vision for a wealthy and sustainable future in the Region of business leaders that have been living, investing and working in Mandalay for their entire life”.