The site of the Sittaung Paper Factory will be developed as industrial zones by the Shwe Thanlwin Company, the Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho said at the Amyotha Hluttaw Session yesterday. The Shwe Thanlwin Highway Company was already issued 30-year land grants for 698 acres of land at the site on 10 September 2014. Land rent for the site will be Ks41 million per year.
The ministry also returned the factory to the union government and machines were transported to other state-owned factories. The remaining building was sold to the company for Ks466.728 million, according to the union minister.
Staff quarters at the factory were handed over to the Mon State Government and as a result, the ministry cannot do anything to rent houses at the staff quarters to former staff of the factory, the union minister said.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun also responded to questions at the Amyotha Hluttaw Session yesterday and he promised to provide generators, computers and photocopiers to schools in Chin State, depending on the budget allocation.
The deputy minister also replied to a question concerning a school in Namhsam owned by a dried tea factory of the Ministry of Defence. He said that the Ministry of Defence has already agreed to hand over the land of the school to the Ministry of Education. Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw also invited representatives to debate a bill concerning senior citizens at the session.