The largest state-owned enterprise, State Trading Organization (STO) is currently conducting a special drill to assess operational and preventive measures in a ‘total lockdown’ scenario.
The drill will identify the challenges and areas for improvement while the management will get a clear understanding on remote-working environments. Moreover, the drill will assist STO in identifying necessary steps to take in its operations in case Maldives come under a total lockdown.
The population has been instructed to minimize outdoor activities in Greater Male region. STO’s Managing Director Hussain Amr revealed the corporation’s initiation through Twitter and added the organization’s management had revised work hours on several of its departments, venues and outlets.
He added that the nature of STO’s business makes it impossible for the organization to come at complete stop in its operations. STO has significant and focused interests in petroleum, cooking gas, construction materials (including cement and roofing material), medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, home appliances, electronics, supermarket products and insurance, and has set a new focus to make a splash in the tourism sector.