Myanmar manufacturing sector hit by new lockdown measures

Manufacturing in Myanmar was hit hard in September by a range of new lockdown measures introduced to fight a surge in coronavirus cases, according to the latest Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) survey data from IHS Markit. The measures, which includes instructions for factories to shut down for two weeks and employees not listed under an […]

Critical Construction Work to Be Exempted From Yangon’s COVID-19 Lockdown

YANGON—Construction work deemed to be critical at building sites across Yangon Region will be allowed to continue during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the regional Construction Works Supervisory Committee. Such work is estimated to account for about 10 percent of building activity at the region’s current construction projects. Most construction activity has been suspended in […]