Govt announces list of essential businesses in Myanmar

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on May 3 announced a list of 21 businesses which need to continue operations during the COVID-19 outbreak as they provide either essential, public or necessary services.

The businesses include:

State-owned factories and enterprises;
Businesses that supply water;
Businesses involved in electricity, fuel energy production and transmission;
Providers of fire services;
Private hospitals, clinics and healthcare service providers,
Telecommunication service providers; and
Information providers and technology businesses.
Warehousing and wholesale;
Port services;
Logistics and freight;
Export and import;
Municipal services;
Banking and finance;
Printing and publishing businesses;
Mining and resources;
Chemical-related firms;
Construction businesses;
As these businesses will have to continue operating, they will need to ensure that they have complied with the health ministry’s guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 including having their premises inspected by the relevant authorities, the announcement said.

Some factories in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone have now restarted after passing inspections but there are still others under inspection, said CEO U Aung Kyaw Oo. There are 29 industrial zones in Yangon Region and some 6,000 factories. – Translated

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Source : Myanmar Times

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