American (Bozeman) Idol

By: Thanda Khin : Economic Empowerment Program Fellow from Myanmar

People to People contact:
Bilateral relationship between Myanmar and USA boosted when Mr. Brit Fontenot, Economic Development Director of Montana arrived Nay Pyi Taw. He shared his skill and experience of Economic strategy for Bozeman to over 80 official of the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on 19 February 2015.
Upon our request, he also taught them how to self-study English for better communication. Moreover, he gave a valuable idea of work to live rather than live to work.
He also met with the Director General of Department of Trade Promotion under MOC and discussed what Myanmar currently needs for agro products.
The DG impressed Mr. Brit with his intelligent on analysis over Myanmar SME and economics sector within 6 days after he researched in Bagan and Mandalay; Myanmar potential in tourism sector & value added on agro products.
Mr. Brit’s active presentation and way of thinking upon life impressed us what’s American culture; value on family, practical activities, analysis skill, enthusiasm, friendly manner and valuable knowledge make a smart gentleman.

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