Ministries working together to issue approval letters, says Miti

International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) personnel manning the dashboard in the war room of the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) to manage approval letters for all sectors on May 31 just before the lockdown between June 1 and June 14.

PETALING JAYA: Nine ministries have provided lists of economic sectors for approval of operating letters to be issued through the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS).

The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti), in a statement, said the CIMS 3.0 is running smoothly without any glitches so far.

"As at noon today (June 1), of the 517,144 companies with a total workforce of 9.67 million registered under CIMS 3.0,95,142 companies have obtained their approval to operate during the movement control order with strict compliance to the new standard operating procedures (SOP)."

Miti advised companies under the approved sectors which had yet to register with CIMS 3.0 to so should they wish to operate during this MCO.

Miti had started processing such applications from companies under the approved sectors from 1pm, May 31.

On May 31, the National Security Council (NSC) decided that approval for companies under economic sectors allowed to operate during the MCO is to be obtained via CIMS 3.0 under Miti.

"Pursuant to this, Miti immediately held discussions with the relevant ministries in order to implement the latest decision.

"As of today, nine ministries have provided their respective approved list of economic sectors.

"Miti has set up a special operation centre to ensure that the CIMS 3.0 runs smoothly and effectively.

"All approval letters issued by Miti via CIMS 3.0 should bear a QR code.

"This feature is necessary to allow the authorities and the enforcement agencies to verify the authenticity of the approval letters."

The statement stated International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Miti officials are on-site to ensure effective coordination within ministries.

Based on the NSC imposition of workforce capacity, Miti estimated that 1.2 million of the workforce of the approved companies are allowed to work at premises.

"This effectively amounts to a reduction of 2 million out of the 3.2 million total workforce for the approved companies," said Miti.

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