British trade mission targets ASEAN integration

The UK Department of Trade is leading a trade mission to Southeast Asia and the delegation will visit Myanmar on March 30 and 31. The trade mission focuses on infrastructure, energy and education. Before coming to Myanmar, the trade mission to Asian Development Bank and Southeast Asia has met with the ADB at the organisation’s headquarters in Manila and has explored how to access the pipeline projects. The delegation was in Jakarta until March 27 and is currently in Hanoi. In Yangon, the delegation is expected to take part in an aid-funded business mission workshop which will focus on education and infrastructure. Delegates will gain access to project information and procurement contacts for the ADB, World Bank, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, together with local government authorities which implement aid funded projects across multiple sectors.

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