August 19, 2016

Vehicle inspection system blocked by absence of by-laws

DESPITE securing Japanese financial assistance to mechanicalise vehicle inspection protocol of the Road Transportation Administration Department, the Pyithu Hluttaw Transport, Communication and Construction Committee has announced the absence of motor vehicle by-laws is hindering the process.
“The current method of vehicle inspection poses great danger as it is conducted in person by department staff. The Japanese came to test making inspections with a modern method, using a machine. Arrangements have already been made for the Japanese to come and conduct the inspections, but there are individuals in Myanmar who also desire to do so; we’ve received applications from such people. Despite this optimism, difficulties are faced as by-laws have yet to be drawn up,” said U Tin Maung Win, chair of the aforementioned committee.
The Motor Vehicle Law was passed through the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in September 2015, in which Article 35 stipulates that individuals wishing to conduct vehicle inspection activities can submit an application.
But, the granting of permission to conduct such activities has been reportedly been road blocked by the absence of necessary by-laws.
U Tin Maung Win also expressed real concern over the need to inspect vehicles in light of a rise in traffic accidents, exacerbated by the influx of cars and motorcycles into the country.
The mechanicalised vehicle inspection method reportedly checks exhaust and break response levels together with safety features.
“(Japan) is supporting this initiative primarily in the name of fostering Japanese – Myanmar bilateral relations. We’ll assist as much as our capacity will allow. The Myanmar car market is also full of Japanese models. We’re currently holding talks to understand what technology is desired for inspections that will abate, not only car imports, but also traffic accidents,” said Aisawa, Ichiro – chair of the Japan-Myanmar Inter-parliamentary Friendship Association.
July saw a series of talks, on the implementation of motor-vehicle initiatives, held between members of the Japanese government, Pyithu Hluttaw MPs, Myanmar civil servants and relevant experts in Naypyidaw on July 15-16 and at the Novotel Hotel in Yangon on 30 July.—Myitmakha News Agency


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