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Magwe govt allows more than 1000 factories to reopen

Magwe regional government has allowed more than 1000 factories to reopen after inspections were carried out on May 22. The officials allowed reopening of about 1000 factories out of 4000 which have been shut down due to COVID-19 outbreak in Magwe Region, according to Daw Myint Myint Thein, region head for Directorate of Industrial Supervision […]

Myanmar Factories Face ‘Irreversible’ Harm If Shutdown Extended

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know. The majority of Myanmar’s 60,000 registered factories face “irreversible damage” if shutdown measures prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic are extended beyond May 15, according to the head of the nation’s […]

More than 1,800 Yangon Factories to Reopen After Passing Myanmar’s COVID-19 Tests

Yangon – More than 1,800 factories in Yangon have been permitted to resume their operations after complying with official COVID-19 preventative measures, said Yangon Region’s Ministry for Immigration and Human Resources. On April 19, the Ministry of Labor ordered that factories could only reopen after introducing COVID-19 preventative measures set by the Ministry of Health […]

FGWM to help govt take action against errant factories

The Federation of Garment Workers Myanmar will help the government take legal action against garment factory owners who re-opened their factories before COVID-19 inspections were conducted at their premises, said Ma Moe Sandar Myint, acting person in charge of the federation. “About 80 factories have re-opened so far, and two are under our federation. We’ve […]

Factories in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Region to Close Ahead of COVID-19 Checks

Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region — All the garment factories in Pathein Industrial Zone will be closed until April 25, following the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population’s instruction that factories will await COVID-19 inspections. “We have ordered factories to close temporarily. They will only be allowed to open after inspection if they meet the requirements set […]

Myanmar Factories Ignoring COVID-19 Rules Face Prosecution: Suu Kyi

Yangon – Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says factories will face legal action if they defy COVID-19 instructions. “The government’s instructions are not issued for pleasure. We do not want factories to close. It creates a burden for the government and the workforce. We have only ordered factory closures when necessary,” said […]

Myanmar Says Factories Must Take COVID-19 Precautions Before They Reopen

YANGON—The Myanmar government will allow only factories that have set up preventive measure to combat COVID-19 to resume operation on April 30, according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population. On Sunday, the Ministry of Labor issued an order saying that the country’s factories would be permitted to reopen after they have set up […]

Factories in Yangon being downsized

AYNGON- Factories in Yangon Region are being downsized due to COVID-19 and at the moment, there are 59 factories which are temporarily or permanently closed in Yangon Region. In Yangon Region, there are 29 industrial zones and a Thilawa Special Industrial Zone. Among the 59 factories, 31 factories have downsized the number of workers and […]

11 Factories in Myanmar Close Due to Lack of Orders, Raw Materials

YANGON – Thirteen factories in Yangon and Bago regions have closed or cut back staff in Myanmar since January due to factors like a lack of raw materials, no orders and no buyers, according to the Ministry of Labor’s factories inspection department. U Nyunt Win, director general of the department, told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday […]

Virus outbreak could impact Myanmar garment factories by March

The Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) says it fears that half the garment factories in the country may have to shut down temporarily as soon as March, due to a shortage of raw materials from China. The association announced this during a press conference at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and […]