14 cases in selling illegal fuel worth K176.429 mln in Jan


According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, there were 14 cases of arrest for selling fuel oil illegally in January, with a total value of confiscated fuel oil amounting to K176.429 million.
In December 2023, there were 65 cases (298.057 tonnes of fuel) worth K738.392 million, while in February 2024, there were 14 cases (74.225 tonnes of fuel) valued at K176.429 million, all aimed at preventing illegal fuel trading in States and Regions.
Fuel oil has been designated as a prioritized import, and the ministry is consistently taking all necessary measures to ensure that people can purchase it at a lower price, stated Union Minister for Transport and Communications General Mya Tun Oo during the meeting of the Central Committee on Ensuring Smooth Flow of Trade and Goods on 7 February.
The Union minister added that the ministry systematically verifies and permits new companies interested in importing fuel oil. Steps have also been taken to allow free import of fuel oil for private industries, farming, service sectors, the hotel industry, schools, hospitals, and other enterprises. — TWA/MKKS

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