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Construction work to resume in Yangon with new rules

Construction work in Yangon, which has been halted since the third week of September, will be allowed to resume if it follows new rules, said the Yangon Region Construction Inspection Committee. “Construction projects in Yangon Region will have to report to the committee and after inspection, they will be allowed to resume if they are in compliance with the rules,” said committee Associate Secretary U Myo Myint.

The construction sites must follow 18 rules and Version 3.0 or 4.0 of Virus Prevention Instructions issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports. If the companies want inspections or have any trouble, they can contact the committee. Construction work necessary for infrastructure development is still a priority during COVID-19 and should be allowed if it complies with healthcare regulations said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on October 9.

“While controlling the disease, we have to avoid an economic impact. Considerations include allowing factories to reopen. If construction work follows health rules, it can develop infrastructure in the long run and create jobs,” she said. Ten percent of construction work will be allowed after inspection by the Yangon government, the National COVID-19 Committee said on October 4. An October 10 announcement said work that meets regulations can resume with the region’s permission starting October 12.

Source: Myanmar Times

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