Yangon-Mandalay-Mogok, Myanmar - 15-21 November 2017
Yangon-Mandalay-Mogok, 15-21 November 2017 - UNIDO ITPO Italy supported a mission on gems sector in Myanmar, assisting Assogemme, the Italian association on gems belonging to Confindustria. The mission, which is part of the project "Supporting Myanmarese SMEs through investment promotion and technology transfer", funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, has been organized as a follow-up of a similar study tour held in Italy in July, that counted on the participation of MGJEA representatives in different meetings in Vicenza and Rimini.
The mission was aimed at discussing potential joint synergies in the sector, starting from training, to certification and laboratories, as well as an ethic protocol that could certificate the entire gems supply chain of Myanmar.
The delegation had the opportunity to meet MGJEA sections of Yangon, Mandalay and Mogok, as well as to visit Mogok mining sites. The mission reached a relevant output, such as an MoU between MGJEA and Assogemme, aimed at including knowledge and technological exchanges as well as the promotion of visibility of joint activities.
UNIDO ITPO Italy will support further activities linked to this agreement, such as the incoming of Myanmarese delegations to exhibition in Italy or next missions in the Country to study an ethic protocol that concerns gems sector.