Security forces on right track to fight against illegal trade

2-3Nay Pyi Taw, 3 June — Union Commerce Minister U Win Myint said on Wednesday the illegal trade control measures of mobile teams are being taken in collaboration with Myanmar Police Force, navy and Air Force.
MP U Than Myint of Salingyi Township constituency made a query about the government’s plans to enforce safety measures for the staff controlling illegal trade, and educative programmes to be aware of the danger of illegally imported food items.
The commerce minister said security measures for the members of mobile teams are being taken by 27 officers and 98 members of various ranks from MPF.
He added that the ministry has promoting trade and awareness on food safety measures in states/regions in collaboration with the respective ministries and other organizations by educating students and teachers, as well as school vendors to ensure food safety at schools.
MP U Than Win from Taungdwingyi constituency asked the impacts of exchange rate fluctuation on the country.
Deputy Governor U Set Aung of the Central Bank Myanmar said Myanmar has varieties of exchange rate, in addition to illegal exchange rate market as in other countries.  He also added that currency rates in Myanmar and other countries have declined as the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States has increased its interest rate in 2014. He noted that the Central Bank of Myanmar is controlling local currency rate by addressing illegal monetary market.
Pyithu Hluttaw then approved the amendment bill on the Union Election Commission Law.—MNA

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