Myanmar Factories Face ‘Irreversible’ Harm If Shutdown Extended

The majority of Myanmar’s 60,000 registered factories face “irreversible damage” if shutdown measures prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic are extended beyond May 15, according to the head of the nation’s largest manufacturing trade group.

“Many factories in Myanmar have been unproductive since early April and they may collapse if they are not able to operate after May 15,” Aung Thein, president of the Myanmar Industries Association, said in a telephone interview Friday.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-08/myanmar-factories-face-irreversible-harm-if-shutdown-extended