Education minister says govt financial rules slow progress

Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said the government’s strict financial regulations have hobbled his ministry’s efforts to build more schools and other facilities, especially in remote areas. He said the ministry had to return more than K55 billion (US$36.33 million) to the government last year for failing to begin construction projects across the country. […]

Gold mining companies still owe govt

Small gold mining companies still owe more than 1200 ticals (19.6 kilogrammes) of gold to the government, Mandalay Region Auditor General Daw Khin Aye Swe told the Mandalay Region Hluttaw. Under a production-sharing agreement between the No.2 Mining Enterprise and gold mining companies, small gold mining companies owed the government 1290.77 ticals from 2007-08, but […]