EDUCATIONAL staff in the Mandalay Region top the list of the government’s priorities to offer housing services, said U Zar Ni Aung, regional minister for Electric Power, Energy and Construction.
Plans are underway to construct over 30 new staff housings, which will produce over 420 apartments across the region. The target areas include Aungmyethazan, Chanmyathazi, Myingyan, Taungtha, Ngahtogyi, Meiktila, Mahlaing, Yamethin, Wundwin, Thazi, PyinOoLwin, Kyaukpadaung, Thabeikkyin and Mogkok townships.
After completion of the project, 50 per cent of the apartments are likely to go to low-income educational staff who have no ownership of a house or land in the area in whcih they are assigned to teach.
Among all civil servants in Mandalay, priority will be given to needy school teachers in order to encourage skilled persons to enter the teaching profession in the future.
Presently, only 5 per cent of of civil servants enjoy the government’s accommodation services.
The local government will select those teachers under criteria such as salary, experience and marital status.
Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)