Myanmar affirms continuation of projects, resumption of business amid COVID-19

The newly formed State Administration Council met with members of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) earlier this week, according to state media. During the meeting, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who chairs the council, told businesses from the agriculture, livestock, construction, trade and manufacturing sectors that his administration had not restricted any ongoing projects during the state of emergency.

The Senior General affirmed that ongoing projects would not be suspended and work will continue on projects involving foreign investors. An international code of ethics would be maintained, while state policies and laws would be adhered to. Meanwhile, measures to reopen the economy amid COVID-19 were also considered, with businesses involved in helping the grassroots in overcoming socio-economic difficulties and easing travel restrictions in trains, cars and via air discussed, state media reported.

The Senior General confirmed that pagodas, temples and other religious buildings would be reopened and advised that factories that produce food from the agriculture and livestock sectors should be reopened. Exports of quality food products should also be increased to meet global demand. He also called for the resumption of garment factories, stability in banking services and reopening of domestic tours and hotels in phases.

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Source: Myanmar Times

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