Commerce Ministry organizes virtual coordination meeting on making smooth flow of goods amid COVID-19 pandemic

Union Minister Dr Than Myint discusses plans for price stability and smooth flow of goods during COVID-19 via Zoom from the Ministry of Commerce on 14 September 2020. Photo: MNA

Commerce Ministry organizes a coordination meeting on plans for price stability and smooth flow of goods during the restriction period of COVID-19 via Zoom application yesterday afternoon.
During the meeting, the Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint said that Myanmar successfully overcame the first wave of COVID-19, but the second wave had severely hit Myanmar. The citizens, the Union government, regional governments, and volunteers are taking collaborative efforts to respond to the second wave of COVID-19, he added.
He called on all the participants to make discussions on plans to continue trade, and to make flow of goods efficient and smooth while sticking to health guidelines.
He said that increasing cases in Yangon Region showed that COVID-19 can rapidly spread in the areas which have large population. He urged the participants to frankly discuss on how they could help in making smooth flow of goods.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister for Commerce said that all stakeholders need to take collaborative efforts to maintain the supply chain, to continue flow of goods despite travel restrictions, and to prevent shortage of medicines.
Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Aye Maung Sein explained about heath examinations and opening of check gates in accordance with the instructions given by National-Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19)
The Yangon Mayor explained about the arrangements for price stability and making flow of goods effective.
Officials from the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and its associated organizations including regional federations of chambers of commerce from Yangon, Mandalay and southern Shan State made discussions on plans for efficient flow of goods. —MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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