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Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on rural smallholder farmers and food systems in the Ayeyarwady Delta

Introduction: The COVID-19 Pandemic is jeopardizing economies, healthcare, and food systems throughout Myanmar. Although the health effects will certainly be felt very strongly, it is expected that the negative economic impact on the most vulnerable will be much greater in scope and duration. While it is not possible to fully grasp the geographic reach and […]

COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements

Rapid assessment of informal settlements in Yangon: COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS Livelihood security and Household income 81 per cent of the households in informal settlements have at least one member who lost their job in the past 30 days. The percentage of job loss (either […]

Lien Aid: Clarifications on Request for Proposal

CLARIFICATIONS ON REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 20 MAY 2020 With reference to our earlier post https://consult-myanmar.com/2020/05/11/lien-aid-request-for-proposal-provision-of-engineering-services-for-water-supply-solutions-in-myaungmya-township-ayeyarwady-region-closing-date-29-may-2020/ PROVISION OF ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR WATER SUPPLY SOLUTIONS IN MYAUNMYA TOWNSHIP, AYEYARWADY REGION (MAY 2020)     Can individuals submit a proposal or is this open only to registered companies? This call for proposals is open to both individuals and […]

Challenges faced by Indian garment factories to restart production

An Indian clothing supplier to international brands has told just-style of the challenges it faces as it starts to emerge from the near complete lockdown that prevented work being completed on summer collections. On 4 May, several state governments allowed local clothing manufacturers to restart work until 17 May, when fresh guidance is anticipated. Manufacturers […]

Over 800 companies struck off register due to the absence of Annual Return

A total of 810 companies have been struck off the register as they fail to submit an annual return (AR) on the on- line registry system, MyCO, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). The DICA has notified any company which fails to submit its AR within 13 months will be notified […]

Lien Aid: Request for Proposal – Provision of engineering services for water supply solutions in Myaungmya Township, Ayeyarwady region. Closing Date 29 May 2020

See clarifications posted on https://consult-myanmar.com/2020/05/21/lien-aid-clarifications-on-request-for-proposal/ BACKGROUND Established in Singapore in 2006, Lien AID partners with communities, governments, corporations, NGOs, academia, to design and deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, and behaviour change interventions for tangible impact on health and well-being. Our work has benefitted nearly 1,000,000 people from over 3,000 communities across Southeast Asia and […]

MOLIP: List of Essential Businesses during COVID19

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerning factories and businesses 12th Waxing of Kasone, 1382 ME (3 May 2020) 1. To prevent the spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health and Sports issued directives and guidelines for […]

Factory inspections for complying with health guidelines begin 20 April before permission to reopen factory

Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Announcement for factories, workshops and departments amid Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) 12th Waning of Tagu, 1382 ME (19 April, 2020)   Factories and workshops across Myanmar will be allowed for functioning in line with recommendations and regulations of the Ministry of Health and Sport […]

Eurocham Survey: European companies asked for faster import and customer clearance procedures to ease effects of COVID19

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The outbreak of COVID 19 has disrupted the global economy. Even a contained outbreak could result in significant economic impact in the short run. The evolution of the disease and its economic impact is highly uncertain which makes it difficult […]

Sasakawa Peace Foundation: Improving women’s business participation, a key path to inclusive development in Myanmar

Myanmar has significant potential to benefit from a “gender dividend” by supporting women entrepreneurs and by promoting gender equality and non-discrimination in the workplace according to a new joint report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). The report, titled National Assessment of Women’s Entrepreneurship Development in Myanmar, found […]