Action to be taken against permitted A-level factory unless complied with regulations

The permitted factories in Mandalay Industrial Zone, which meets A-level practices in coronavirus containment measures, will be taken action for a shutdown if they are found not to comply with health regulations during surprise inspections, Mandalay Industrial Zone Management Committee stated.

The factories and workplaces, which meet health criteria (Level A) set by the Ministry of Health and Sports, are allowed to reopen. The factories with B-Level are mandatory to prepare for A-level, and if they fail to abide by it, they will get closed down.

The surprise inspections are being conducted in the zone. The committee is ensuring the factory are complying the health guidelines and making preparing for A-level practices. The pharmaceutical factories, food production ctories, factories, and workshops are prioritized for re-operating in line with health instructions.

Some factories met A-level criteria, but the workers have transportation difficulties during the semi-lockdown period, said U Maung Maung Oo, secretary of Mandalay Industrial Zone Management Committee.

The inspection teams are comprised of officials from Township Public Health Department, the General Administration Department, the Department of Labour, the Industrial Supervision and
Inspection Department, Mandalay City Development Committee and Mandalay Industrial Zone Management Committee.

There are more than 1,200 factories and workplaces in the Mandalay Industrial Zone. About 50 per cent of the factories met A-level prevention of COVID-19 during the inspection in April-end and have resumed the operations, the committee stated.—Than Zaw Min (IPRD)

Source : The Global New Light Of Myanmar