Myanmar has a total area of 678,500 square kilometers, the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and the 40th-largest in the world (Zambia being the 39th). It is located between Chittagong, Bangladesh and Assam, Nagaland and Manipur, India to the northwest. Its closest neighbors are Laos and Thailand to the southeast. Myanmar has 1,930 km of contiguous coastline along the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea to the southwest and the south, respectively, which forms one-third of its total perimeter. The Ayeyarwady River is Myanmar’s longest river, nearly 2,170 kilometers long, flows into the Gulf of Martaban. Fertile plains exist in the valleys between the mountain chains. The majority of Myanmar’s population live in the Ayeyarwady valley situated between the Rakhine Yoma and the Shan Plateau.


Dual System Skilled Workforce Dual System Model Fertile Plain Civil Service Employment 
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  1. 1.Department of Technical and Vocational EducationMinistry of Science and TechnologyYangonMyanmar

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