Lawmaker Complains That Tender Process Isn’t Fair or Transparent

Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin constituency told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw during its meeting yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw that the government was procuring contracts without public tenders or enough transparency and, as a result, had made unwarranted budget allocations for substandard public works projects.
Daw Cho Cho said that many of the companies winning such government contracts had not followed appropriate rules and regulations and that current contracting practices showed favoritism.

“Everyone knows that the incumbent government had to obtain international loans and aids to develop the country, so the executive ministries should take care to avoid excesses and losses,” she said.
Daw Cho Cho also said that funds for public works projects should be funded according to standard market rates for services and goods.
In other matters, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved tax exemptions for diamonds, emeralds and gold in FY2017-2018. Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win said the tax breaks are being provided to stabilize prices and provide job opportunities.
The Hluttaw also recorded a bill which would amend laws governing guardians and wards and amended the Myanmar divorce law.

 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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