19 March 2012(Mizzima) – Some of Thailand’s top garment companies will move
their operations to Burma in the coming year. At least six leading
garment manufacturers plan to set up shop to take advantage
of lower wages by the second half of the year, according to
an article in The Nation newspaper on Saturday. The companies
would hire up to 3,000 workers, officials said. More than one dozen
of Thailand’s largest garment manufacturers have moved to
neighboring countries which offer a cheaper labour force.