Committee to oversee NPT market
NAY Pyi Taw City Development Committee’s Market Department is forming a Market Development Committee to oversee issues relating to the Zabuthiri township market.
“The committee will cooperate with us to implement regulations, discipline and systems at the market,” said Market Department head U Min Lwin Soe.
When rules are broken, the new committee will report to the city development committee, which will in turn take action.
“As an example, if they find food dyes being used at the market, the new committee will have to appear as a witness,” U Min Lwin Soe said. “We will prosecute if the law calls for it. They [the committee] cannot take direct action and prosecute. They report and advise.”
The new group will be made up of all stakeholders at the market, making it the first of its kind in Nay Pyi Taw.
“Under the previous government a similar committee was formed,” said U Min Lwin Soe. “But we have reformed it to include different types of people who use the market, like brokers, stall owners, labourers and people who run workshops.”
The 28 members will be formed through a vote. Members will serve five-year terms.
– Translation by Khant Lin Oo