MoC allows import process of anti-COVID-19 devices, medical aids daily

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The Ministry of Commerce is making efforts to ensure people have access to the essential medical supplies that are critical to the COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities, including liquid oxygen and oxygen cylinders, arranging continuous importation on public holidays.
On 11 September (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by 16 companies and transported by 24 vehicles, including two Bowser vehicles.
A total of 40 tonnes of oxygen (liquid) carried by two bowsers, one oxygen storage container, one liquid oxygen distributor, 2,330 empty oxygen cylinders, four oxygen plants, six oxygen generators, one oxygen concentrator for home use, and 45 tonnes of masks were imported via Muse, Chinshwehaw, Myawady, and Tachilek trading posts and Yangon International Airport.
From 1 August to 11 September, 1,702 vehicles carrying 2,062 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 494 tonnes of oxygen gas, 20 tonnes of oxygen gas carried by oxygen bowser, 74 tonnes of oxygen gas tanks, 22 storage containers, 10 liquid oxygen distributors, 250,000 empty oxygen cylinders, 147 oxygen plants, 42 hospital oxygen generators, three oxygen refilling machines, 100,000 oxygen concentrators for home use, 200,000 test kits, 1,100,000 sets of PPE, 146 tonnes of gloves and 3,966 tonnes of the mask were allowed to be imported.
In the same period, a total of 94 oxygen bowsers were allowed to be transported.
Among the 94 vehicles, 74 vehicles were transported to Yangon, six to Mandalay, three to Nay Pyi Taw, four to Mawlamyine, three to Bago, one each to Pyay and Thanbyuzayat.
Out of 147 oxygen plants: 78 oxygen plants to Yangon, 17 to Mandalay, six to Lashio, four to Bago, another four to Myitkyina, three to Kyauk Padaung, four to Mawlamyine, two to Monywa, two to Magway, another two to Pakkoku, two to Hpa-an, another two to Minbu and one each to Nay Pyi Taw, Myingyan, Taunggyi, Myitta, Moegaung, Thanbyuzayat, Kyauktaga, Wakhema, Dawei, Kungyangon, Sittway, Dedaye, Myinmu, Mudon, Pyay, Meiktila, Maubin, Myaungmya, Wyne Maw, Tachilek and Tantyang were successfully transported.
Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including online registration for the import process during the long public holidays.
It is reported that the Ministry of Commerce is coordinating with relevant departments, facilitating the importation of essential medical supplies required in prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19, as well as contact persons for inquiries can be reached through the Ministry’s Website —— MNA

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