ILO plans to eradicate child labour in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 3 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is planning to eradicate child labour in Myanmar by running a pilot project next year, media report said on Saturday.

The four-year model pilot project will be implemented in three areas — Yangon, Ayeyarwady regions and Mon state, focusing on over 3,600 children and their family members, Xinhua news agency cited the Myawady daily as reporting.

Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security in cooperation with ILO is compiling a report on child labour which is to be released in November.

Most of the children, from poverty-stricken families, are employed at tea shops in cities like Yangon and Mandalay.

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