Factories in Thilawa SEZ continue operations

The entrance to the Thilawe SEZ.   Photo: Phoe Htaung
The entrance to the Thilawe SEZ.  Photo: Phoe Htaung

Over 80 factories in Thilawa Special Economic Zone are operating as usual despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Dr Than Than Nwe, Secretary of the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee.
“Over 80 factories in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone are currently operating. With the factories running, their employees are working as usual. There are more than 12,000 permanent employees working in the Thilawa SEZ.” said Dr Than Than Nwe.
The Thilawa SEZ Management Committee said that though the factories in the SEZ are running as usual, they are strictly following the instructions issued by the Office of the President, Ministry of Health and Sports, and Yangon Region Government.
The instructions include washing hands very often, staying at least three feet away from each other, and informing local health department if suspected Covid-19 patients are found, she added.
The Thilawa SEZ permitted a total of 113 businesses from over 20 countries. Out of them, more than 80 businesses are currently running.
In the Special Economic Zone, more than 20,000 workers including permanent employees and construction workers are working. —Nyunt Ko Ko (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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