Half of CNG stations to be closed in Yangon amid COVID infection spike

About half of Yangon CNG stations will be closed because there is a high rate of infection of COVID-19 in Yangon Region, according to Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise in Yangon Region (MOGE).
With positively spreading of COVID-19 in Yangon Region, only 21 out of 41 CNG stations will be open while the remaining stations will be closed temporarily.
The rest 21 CNG stations will be open from 6 am to 6 pm starting from today.
“We are giving priority to our public transport. Previously, 35 shops were open 16 hours a day while six shops were open eight hours a day. Now, only a few people are travelling inside the country and no foreigners because of COVID-19 outbreak. So, the consumption of the CNG has dropped 50 per cent in a week. To be able to prevent the spreading of COVID-19, only 50 per cent of the staff are assigned at the stations. This is the reason why these 21 CNG stations will only be open from 6 am to 6 pm,” said an official from Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
The 21 CNG stations are Insein, Ahlone-1, Kyaikkalo, Thakayta-1, Dagon Myothit, Bayintnaung, Pale, Hlinethaya, Danyingone, Ahlone-2, Dagon East-1, Kyimyindine, Thanlyin-1, Mingala Taungnyunt, Dagon Myothit (Seikkan), Parami, Hlawga, Hlinethaya-2, Shwepyitha-2 and Htauk Kyant. The shops will be open from 6 am to 6 pm.
As per data provided by the CNG Division of the MOGE, Yangon Region has over 6,500 CNG buses, but only 4,000 buses come to fill the gas at the stations. The daily CNG consumption in Yangon is 24.14 million cubic feet, and YBS buses account for 13.41 million cubic feet of the total consumption. – Aye Maung  (Translated by Hay Mar)

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