Govt Launches New Payment System for Injured Workers


Govt Launches New Payment System for Injured Workers

Myanmar Times, 29 May 2019

The Labour Ministry has streamlined the process of making social security payments in a bid to better serve registered workers and employers, said the head of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

The new system is being tested in Hlaing Tharyar Township in Yangon Region and Pyigyitagun Township in Mandalay, where most of the country’s factories are located. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and non-governmental group Vision Zero Funds (VSF) are providing support for the pilot programme.

The ministry launched the pilot project over the weekend.

U Maung Maung Aye said there were about 58 processes in providing payments to workers who are injured at work, but it had cut them to 25 processes.

Under the new system, registered workers who suffer injuries at work can go for treatment at their nearest clinics and hospitals.

“This pilot project will last for about six months. We will implement the new system in other townships if all goes well,” U Myo Aung said.