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ASEAN-Hong Kong Project “Innovative Products Practices for Food processing in Myanmar”

The Project on “Innovative Products Practices for Food processing in Myanmar” is being implemented by Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI) under Ministry of Industry using the fund of ASEAN-Hong Kong (China) Free Trade Agreement ECOTECH Work Programme. The project will be implemented from November 2021 to March 2022 aiming to promote the development of food processing MSMEs in ASEAN and Hong Kong by sharing experiences and best innovative practices in food processing sector, and building the network and business linkages among food processing MSMEs. The objectives of this project are ; to build the network and business linkages among MSMEs in ASEAN and Hong Kong for the development of food processing MSMEs, to enhance the innovative practices among Myanmar MSMEs to produce innovative products in line with export strategies and investment trend, to encourage Myanmar MSMEs in producing food products by using International Norms, Innovation idea and Design thinking and to learn and study through practices from successful firms and theories from experts.

The project will be implemented in three phases. The first Phase and second Phase are: MSMEs Competition of potential food processing MSMEs in Ayeyarwaddy Region and Mon State and mentoring for selected MSMEs in order to provide guidance and consultations, and technology support by the experts. The third Phase is Hybrid Seminar will be held in January, 2022 (Physically for MSMEs and government officials in Myanmar and virtually for MSMEs in ASEAN and Hong Kong) for sharing best practices of innovation and experiences in food processing MSMEs

As the 1st phase of the project, MSME Competition for Potential food processing MSMEs for Ayeyarwaddy Region was held on 3.12.2021 in Pathein and Nay Min Low Sodium Salt, Green Toddy and MoMoKo Dried Nipa have been awarded. Competition for Mon State was held on 6.12.2021 in Mawlamyaing and Shwewarmyay Dried Konjac, JJY Mushroom Products and Pyi Myanmar Bakery have been awarded “Innovation Idea Awards for Food Processing”.

As the 2nd phase, the selected MSMEs in two regions are currently being mentored by local experts in order to enhance the innovative practices and to utilize good manufacturing practices in their production stages. 

January 06, 2022

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