KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 21.86% or 128,150 companies have been given approval to operate during the MCO 3.0, said Senior Minister cum International Trade & Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
As of 7.30am today, the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 administered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) has received a total registration of 586,308 companies with a total workforce of 10.2 million thus far.
“This approval does not only cover the manufacturing sector because it also involves various other sectors from 15 ministries,” Mohamed Azmin said in a press conference today.
The government listed 17 essential services allowed to operate during MCO 3.0 with manpower capacity limited to 60%.
The sectors allowed to operate by the National Security Council include the manufacturing sector; agriculture, fisheries, livestock, plantations and commodities, construction and distribution trade.
Mohamed Azmin also explained that the chemical and electrical and electronics (E&E) sectors are categorised as important services because the sectors are closely related in ensuring the safety and health of the people.
To date, a total of 15 ministries have used the CIMS 3.0 system to facilitate the evaluation process of applications to operate under their respective sectors.
He said the letters of approval to operate during MCO 3.0 were not only issued by Miti, taking the example of Bank Negara Malaysia and several ministries such as the Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry and the Transport Ministry using their respective internal systems for the same purpose.
“Miti is not the sole determinant in deciding whether a business sector is considered an essential service or vice versa,“ he explained. – Bernama