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Myanmar Crisis

Toyota begins auto output in Myanmar

Launch comes after delay of over 19 months due to military takeover

Toyota Motor has started operating its assembly plant near Yangon, Myanmar.

BANGKOK/NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor has started operating its assembly plant near Yangon, Myanmar, after a delay of more than 19 months, Nikkei has learned.

The plant, located in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, was originally scheduled to start operating in February 2021, the same month as a military takeover, which led to political and economic turmoil.

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