Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing was accompanied by Mon State Minister for Electricity, Energy and Industry U Hla Tun and Kayin State Minister for Electricity and Industry U Soe Hlaing as they visited the storage and distribution sub-department of Myanmar Petroleum Product Enterprise (MPPE) in Mawlamyine, Mon State, yesterday.
Department officials explained to the ministers the process of opening private petrol stations in each township of Mon State and Kayin State.
The Deputy Minister responded to the explanations and said to take effective legal action against illegal imports of petroleum, close down unofficial petrol stations, to properly explain the processes of opening village petrol shops to local residents so they may acquire licenses and help develop rural SMEs, and design and implement fire safety procedures and precautions in the storage and distribution sub-department. He then the sub-department.
Afterwards, the Deputy Minister and entourage visited MPPE’s petrol station No. 0862 in Hpa-an, Kayin State, where he gave instructions to ensure private petrol stations serve good quality products, to regulate for illegal sales, and ensure there are no losses prior to the tender process. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy helping SMEs in rural areas develop by issuing licenses to operate rural petrol shops beginning from 4 November.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)