myanmar


CPSC Membership

Partner Ministry/Organization Ministry of Education
Liaison Officer Mr. Tin Wai
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
Building 21, Nay Pyi Taw, Union of Myanmar
Recent Programs Held in the Country 2015: In-Country Program on Strategic Planning of TVET Institutions. January 12-16, 2015.
2012: (1) Special In-Country Program on Champion Leaders Development Program for TVET Skills for Poverty Alleviation. March 18-22, 2012. (2) In-Country Program on Curriculum Development for Technical Education. October 1-5, 2012.
Ambassador H.E. Ye Myint Aung
Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Address of Embassy/Consulate in Manila 8th Floor, Gervasia Corporate Centre
152, Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Metro Manila

Economy

GDP (billions) $68.277 billion (Nominal: 73rdt, 2015 est.)
GDP Per Capita $1,212 (nominal; 2015)
Currency Myanmar Kyat (MMK) = 100 pya
Major Exports natural gas, wood products, pulses, beans, fish, rice, clothing, jade and gems
Major Imports fabric, petroleum products, plastics, fertilizer, machinery, transport equipment, cement, construction materials, crude oil; food products
Major Industries agricultural processing; wood and wood products; copper, tin, tungsten, iron; cement, construction materials; pharmaceuticals; fertilizer; petroleum
Major Export Partners China 37.7%, Thailand 25.6%, India 7.7%, Japan 6.2% (2015 est.)
Major Import Partners China 42.2%, Thailand 18.5%, Singapore 11%, Japan 4.8% (2015 est.)
Foreign Exchange Reserves $8 Billion (2013)
Inflation 5.9%
Population below Poverty Line 26%
Ease of Doing Business Rank 170th (out of 190)
Employment Rate 63% (2016, est.)
Unemployment Rate 37% (2016, est.)

Politics

pres-kyawHtin Kyaw (http://www.vishwagujarat.com)

Type of Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Head of State Htin Kyaw (President)
Head of Government Aung San Suu Kyi (State Counsellor)
Legislating Body/Bodies Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw)
Lower House: House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw)
Upper House: House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw)

Social Facts

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Time zone UTC +6:30
Human Development Index 0.536 (low, 148th out of 180)
Literacy Rate 93.1% (men, 95.2%; women, 91.2%)
% of people with internet access 21.80% (approx. 11,749,580)
Life Expectancy 66.6 years (Males: 64.6, Females: 68.5)
Drives on the Right
Calling code +95
ISO 3166 code MM
Internet TLD .mn