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Taiwan-Myanmar Overseas Economic Surveys Research Center

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I. Introduction

Taiwan-Myanmar Overseas Economic Surveys Research CenterThe purpose of this project is based on the experience of Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics in conducting surveys to assist Myanmar in facilitating research and data analysis on economic related issues. According to the current New Southbound Policy, international trade cooperation, talent exchange, information sharing, and regional economic linkage are the four main goals. This project is regarded as a comprehensive cooperative framework project between Taiwan and Myanmar to promote the four goals in one. National Chi Nan University and the main Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) will work closely to set up a research center in Yangon, Myanmar based on the concept of information sharing to introduce the international standard survey system of Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics in Taiwan to carry out data collection and analysis on economic related issues. Consequently, this joint project will involve professional and technical personnel exchange and exchange of visits on both sides. The collected results from surveys not only will serve as the fundamentals for Myanmar public and private sectors for policy design and decision making, but also allow us to have better understandings of the business development process in Myanmar and therefore help us to expand business in, and trade with, Myanmar. Our assistance in collecting data and analyzing results in Myanmar will, in turn, enhance our economic relationship with neighboring countries in the regions. Eventually, this project will strengthen our relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries and South Asian countries over the economic affairs, international trade, education, regulation, technology, culture and talent exchange at all aspects.

Delegates of NCNU and the partner Universities’ professors visited Taipei Economic and Cultural Office to meet up with Ambassador Chang.

Delegates of NCNU and the partner Universities’ professors visited Taipei Economic and Cultural Office to meet up with Ambassador Chang.

NCNU representative attended the first Investment Myanmar Summit hosted by UMFCCI.

NCNU representative attended the first Investment Myanmar Summit hosted by UMFCCI.

II. Highlights

1. This was the first-ever forum between Taiwan and Myanmar which was held in UMFCCI office in Yangon. Participants included Taiwanese EMBA students, 20 young entrepreneurs from Mandalay, administrative members of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) as well as Ambassador Dr. Myo Thet from the Myanmar Representative office in Taipei. This has opened up a new communication model of academic and industrial interaction between Taiwan and Myanmar.

 This was the first-ever forum between Taiwan and Myanmar which was held in UMFCCI office in Yangon.

 This was the first-ever forum between Taiwan and Myanmar which was held in UMFCCI office in Yangon.

 This was the first-ever forum between Taiwan and Myanmar which was held in UMFCCI office in Yangon.

 

2. Myanmar young entrepreneurs came to Taiwan and participated training workshop with classes taught by Taiwanese professors

Myanmar young entrepreneurs came to Taiwan and participated training workshop with classes taught by Taiwanese professors

Myanmar young entrepreneurs came to Taiwan and participated training workshop with classes taught by Taiwanese professors

 

3. Myanmar young entrepreneurs were invited to attend Taiwan-Myanmar Economic, Trade and Education Forum with local entrepreneurs.

Myanmar young entrepreneurs were invited to attend Taiwan-Myanmar Economic, Trade and Education Forum with local entrepreneurs.

Myanmar young entrepreneurs were invited to attend Taiwan-Myanmar Economic, Trade and Education Forum with local entrepreneurs.

 

4. NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matching Forum on March 28th, 2019. The event was held at Taiwan Start-up Hub which located at ASEAN Square, Taichung.

 NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matching Forum on March 28th, 2019.     ​ NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matching Forum on March 28th, 2019.     ​ NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matching Forum on March 28th, 2019.

 

5. NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Talents Matching Forum on March 29th, 2019. The event was held at Taiwan Start-up Hub which located at ASEAN Square, Taichung.

NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Talents Matching Forum on March 29th, 2019. The event was held at Taiwan Start-up Hub which located at ASEAN Square, Taichung.​    NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Talents Matching Forum on March 29th, 2019. The event was held at Taiwan Start-up Hub which located at ASEAN Square, Taichung.    ​NCNU has organized Taiwan-Myanmar Business Talents Matching Forum on March 29th, 2019. The event was held at Taiwan Start-up Hub which located at ASEAN Square, Taichung.

6. 2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo

UMFCCI Centennial International Expo is held in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of UMFCCI which reached its centennial in 2019. The Expo will include 250 exhibitors and bring nearly 100,000+ visitors. The four-day Expo is designed to provide international and local exhibitors with the opportunity to discover the investment potential of Myanmar and our Myanmar exporters to meet directly with foreign buyers.

2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo2019.09.20-09.22 UMFCCI Centennial International Expo

 

7.Completed the pilot survey

These two pilot surveys-  "Taiwan's Impression and Myanmar Enterprises' Willingness of Cooperation Survey" and " Myanmar Enterprise Business Survey  "were taken during UMFCCI Centennial International Expo from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22, 2019. We obtained 150 copies and 46 copies separately and completed the analysis result in October. The procedures of conducting these two pilot surveys will be the guidance for the formal Myanmar Business Survey we will conduct in 2020.

 

8. 2019.11.20 The opening ceremony of Economics and Business Research Database Unit Office in Myanmar

With the funding of the Ministry of Science and Technology and \full support of UMFCCI, the office of Taiwan-Myanmar Economics Survey Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center in Myanmar were equipped and had an opening ceremony on November 20, 2019.

2019.11.20 The opening ceremony of Economics and Business Research Database Unit Office in Myanmar

NCNU President Yuhlong Su and UMFCCI President Zaw Min Win co-host the Opening Ceremony of Economics and Business Research Database Unit Office in Myanmar

 

9. 2019.11.22 UMFCCI centennial celebration held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

President Yuhlong Su and Dean Chien-Liang Chen were invited as VIP to attend UMFCCI centennial celebration held in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the Centennial Celebration of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Nay Pyi Taw.

The group photo of UMFCCI President Zaw Min Win and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The group photo of UMFCCI President Zaw Min Win and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

 

10. 2019.12.17-12.26 The 26 UMFCCI delegation was invited by the Economics and Business Research Database Unit to come to Taiwan to join Myanmar Enterprises Workshop.

Ministry of Science and Technology Overseas Research Center organized the Taiwan-Myanmar Economics Survey seminar to present the project details to those 26 UMFCCI delegates at National Chi Nan University on December 18, 2019.

Group photo of NCNU President Yuhlong Su and the 26 UMFCCI delegation led by Vice President Dr. Myo Thet after the seminar.

Group photo of NCNU President Yuhlong Su and the 26 UMFCCI delegation led by Vice President Dr. Myo Thet after the seminar.

 

Taiwan-Myanmar Economics Survey Overseas Science and Technology Innovation Center organized the "Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matchmaking Forum" on December 19, 2019. The participants are Director-General Ms. Judy Wong and Mr. Wen Yao Ren from Central Taiwan Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UMFCCI 26 delegation, President Prof. Yuhlong Oliver Su and Dean of College of Management Prof. Chien-Liang Chen from National Chi Nan University, and 50 Taiwan enterprises representatives.

The group photo of  "Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matchmaking Forum"

The group photo of  "Taiwan-Myanmar Business Matchmaking Forum" 

 

The 26 delegations visited 6 Taiwanese companies from December 20 to 25, 2019. They are KUNG LONG Batteries Industrial CO.; Tilapia Ecological and Creative Park;  Sunny Rich Power Co., Ltd.; Hengs Technology Co., Ltd.; Wedtex Industrial Corp. and Owlting Corp.

Visit KUNG LONG Batteries Industrial CO.

Visit KUNG LONG Batteries Industrial CO.

 

 Visit Tilapia Ecological and Creative Park.

 Visit Tilapia Ecological and Creative Park.

 

Visit Sunny Rich Power Co., Ltd.

Visit Sunny Rich Power Co., Ltd.

 

Visit Hengs Technology Co., Ltd

Visit Hengs Technology Co., Ltd

 

Visit Wedtex Industrial Corp.

Visit Wedtex Industrial Corp.

 

Visit Owlting Corp

Visit Owlting Corp.

 

11.NCNU Dean Prof. Chien-Liang Chen visited Chin State and Tamu to attend 2 seminars with UMFCCI Vice President Dr. Myo Thet from 15th Jan. to 22nd Jan. 2020.

Meeting with Chin State government officials in Hakha.

Group photo of NCNU Dean Prof. Chen, UMFCCI Vice President Dr. Myo Thet, Chin State Chief Minister H. E. Salai Lian Luai and other government officials.

Group photo of NCNU Dean Prof. Chen, UMFCCI Vice President Dr. Myo Thet, Chin State Chief Minister H. E. Salai Lian Luai and other government officials.

 

Attending "Economic Development of Chin State: Opportunities and Challenges" seminar held by Myanmar Japanese Center

The group photo of the attendants at  "Economic Development of Chin State: Opportunities and Challenges" seminar

The group photo of the attendants at  "Economic Development of Chin State: Opportunities and Challenges" seminar

 

Visting Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Chin State Office Director Dr. Min Zaw Oo

Visting Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Chin State Office Director Dr. Min Zaw Oo

 

Attending the seminar of "The Cross-Border Development and the Role of Tamu", and visiting the border trade condition between Myanmar and India in Tamu.

The group photo of the attendants at "The Cross-Border Development and the Role of Tamu" seminar.

The group photo of the attendants at "The Cross-Border Development and the Role of Tamu" seminar.

 

January 21 went to EBRD in Yangon to meet up with the researcher and reviewees of this project. They discussed the possible procedure for the following works and tested the remote conference-call system. 

The office space of EBRD is ready for use that can accommodate 6 staff members. The remote conference-call system is working properly that is able to contact NCNU effectively. The office space of EBRD is ready for use that can accommodate 6 staff members. The remote conference-call system is working properly that is able to contact NCNU effectively.

The office space of EBRD is ready for use that can accommodate 6 staff members. The remote conference-call system is working properly that is able to contact NCNU effectively. 

 

 

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2020-05-26