China has just asked state-owned companies to evacuate unneeded Myanmar personnel back home.
The South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper quoted sources as saying that the request was made by Beijing after many Chinese factories in Myanmar were attacked over the weekend.
|Smoke rose from an industrial park in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AA|
In a notice seen by SCMP, the State-Owned Assets Management and Supervision Committee (SASAC) of the State Council of China ordered state-owned enterprises in Myanmar to evacuate related employees. the project must be halted.
According to the SCMP, the list of people withdrawn from the country also includes those who have passed their rotational work hours, employees who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, workers living in remote areas and those who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. face the dangerous local situation.
SASAC also requires all state-owned companies operating in Myanmar to take emergency measures, ensuring enough facilities such as gasoline, food and other essentials for the evacuation.
An employee working on an infrastructure project in Myanmar said he had received guidance from SASAC.
“We received a request over the weekend, when some Chinese-invested factories were attacked,” the source said. “In fact, nearly all of the projects here have stopped. We are discussing who will stay to monitor the situation. I think, almost all of us will go back to our country if there is nothing. change”.
A SASAC spokesman declined to comment on the evacuation plans, and phone calls to the Chinese embassy in Yangon were unresponsive, according to SCMP.
The evacuation decision was made by China after a crowd of gasoline burned 32 factories invested by China in an industrial park in Yangon, causing property damage up to 37 million USD.
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