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Businesses “wait and see” as govt plans for GAD transfer

The business community will “wait and see” if the transfer of the General Administration Department (GAD) to civilian control improves the bureaucracy and regulatory environment for those doing business outside major cities. The President Office last week announced that the GAD under the military-controlled Ministry of Home Affairs is set to be shifted to the […]

Bago Region’s tax revenue relies on excise, fishery and property taxes

Bago Region relies heavily on excise, fishery and property taxes as regional tax revenue, while its construction ministry spends 39 percent of the budget, mainly on road improvement. Bago government revenues have increased more than 150pc since 2013 while the grant transfer from the Union government to the region has grown more than 290pc in […]