MoC allows import process of anti-COVID-19 equipment on public holidays


The Ministry of Commerce currently imposes temporary import licence exemptions for medical supplies to control the COVID-19 and offers services to import the materials via the border trade camps daily.
Moreover, the ministry is working with the relevant departmental officials to facilitate the importation processes during public holidays as per the notifications and SOP.
A total of 4,060 oxygen concentrators and 57,000 test kits arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday. A bowser carrying 18 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 4tonnes of liquid oxygen (cylinders), 4,259 home oxygen concentrators, and 121 tonnes of masks were also imported via Muse, Myawady, Chinshwehaw, Tachilek and Kawthoung trade camps on the same day. These materials were imported by 41 vehicles of 19 companies.
In August, 113 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 11 tonnes of the liquid oxygen tank, 5 tonnes of liquid oxygen (cylinders), 10,565 home oxygen concentrators, 72,000 test kits, 162tonnes of masks and 91,454 PPEs were allowed to be imported by 77 vehicles.
In July, 717 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 567 tonnes of the liquid oxygen tank, 114 tonnes of liquid oxygen (cylinders), 69,146 home oxygen concentrators, 8 oxygen plants, 11 oxygen generators, 4 oxygen concentrators, 322,878 test kits, 1,104tonnes of masks and 182,975 PPEs were allowed to be imported by 749 vehicles.
The Ministry of Commerce is also cooperating with the ministry concerned to import the medical supplies.
It also releases contact persons of relevant border trade checkpoints. — MNA

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