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April 01, 2020

Ministry warns action against companies for poor standards on state projects

CONSTRUCTION Union Minister U Win Khaing has warned that action will be taken against companies for any damage caused to state projects resulting from a breach of set standards.
The union minister responded to a query at the Amyotha Hluttaw on Tuesday.
The government has outlined the criteria to be met by contractors in the implementation of its projects, with the union minister stressing the need for construction companies to meet the required standards as mentioned in the contracts. “Any damage associated with poor standards is punishable by the regulations.” he said.
The move is designed to tighten control and supervision over companies responsible for implementing state-owned projects like the construction of roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and markets. As suggested by experts, the Ministry of Construction laid down the guidelines for construction companies to follow and distributed the copies to related departments across the country on 6 September.—Wai Phyo (Myitmakha)


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