YANGON, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has designated five priority project areas to implement child labor eradication programs, according to a decision revealed by the Working Committee for Legal Affairs of Child Labor Eradication here on Wednesday.
The five priority project areas are scattered in Yangon, Bago and Ayeyarwady regions and Kayin and Mon states.
Myanmar government has called for cooperation to eradicate child labor and implement it as a national duty, saying that the project involves everybody.
Related work programs are being drawn up in this respect for eliminating child labor in Myanmar, Chairman of the Working Committee for Legal Affairs
of Child Labor Eradication Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint told a coordination meeting Tuesday.
The government regarded the child labor issue as not only a big challenge to Myanmar but also a global issue related to poverty and natural disaster.
Myanmar formed a 37-member National Committee on Child Labor Eradication on Feb. 5, 2018 to implement the national level program of child labor eradication, while cooperating with local and international organizations.
There are nearly 1.3 million child labors in Myanmar, 80 percent of whom are from rural areas, according to a survey.