MoC conducts daily import processes of anti-COVID-19 equipment

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Anti-Covid equipment is daily imported through border trade zones.

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, by arranging continuous importation through trading posts, international airport and seaports with standard operating procedures.
On 4 October (yesterday), anti-COVID-19 equipment, medical products including oxygen plants and concentrators were imported by four companies and transported by nine vehicles.
A total of 19.78 tonnes of liquid oxygen carried by one bowser, 0.34 tonnes of liquid oxygen tanks, 471 empty oxygen tanks, two oxygen plants, 285 oxygen concentrators for home use, and 49 tonnes of masks were imported via Chinshwehaw, Myawady and Tachilek trading posts, seaports and Yangon International Airport.
One bowser vehicle with one oxygen plant was transported to Yangon, and another oxygen plant was transported to Homalin, officials said. Officials from the relevant departments are cooperating to facilitate and expedite the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for better importation.
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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