BOI stresses need for continuing manufacturing process despite COVID disruptions

Sanjaya Mohottala, Chairman, Board of Investment (BOI).

Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman, Sanjaya Mohottala yesterday, May 14, stressed the need for continuing the manufacturing process as a national responsibility, despite the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.

He said the BOI would facilitate the enterprises within and outside the BOI zones to operate without any interruption.

He further said the BOI would continue providing the necessary guidance and facilities to these enterprises under the BOI fold.

The latest guidelines and the required instructions can be obtained through and via [email protected].

The BOI enterprises are encouraged to continue operations while strictly adhering to the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry.

The countrywide travel restrictions will not cause any inconvenience to the cargo movements and logistic facilities.

Exports of the companies will continue unabated amidst travel restrictions. All the services provided by the BOI will be available without interruption through online platforms and at service locations.

Factories have been instructed to act as a bio-security bubble to contain the spread of the pandemic.

To mitigate the spread of the virus and ensure the maximum protection of the employees, the BOI has already requested the authorities to vaccinate the factory employees based on the risk assessment methodology.