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Information Ministry makes rules of tender system for school textbooks clear

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Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun addresses the meeting for explaining school textbook tender system. photo: MNA

The Committee for Accepting and Scrutinizing Tender for School Textbooks explained the rules of the tender system to private printing businesses at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw on 17 October.
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, in his capacity as the chairman of the committee, said the tender processes would ensure transparency, adding that competition will be equal to everyone in accordance with the order 1/2017 of the Office of the President.
The ministry invited tender recently to purchase paper and other necessary items to print the textbooks for 2019-2020 academic year.
“We discussed the required quality for the books with the Japan International Cooperation Agency and we will show the expected quality of the text books,” said the deputy minister.
Next, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information U Myo Myint Maung, in his capacity as the secretary of the committee, explained the nature of tender system and formation of sub-committees for putting out the tender for school textbooks.
U Ko Ko Naing, Deputy Director-General of the Printing and Publishing Department, and member of the committee explained the school textbook tender submitting process and the rules of the contract.
The officials replied to questions raised by printing entrepreneurs and the meeting came to an end with concluding remarks by Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun.


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