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Trash Tender Wide Open

Seven private companies and joint ventures are vying for the licences to operate garbage collection services in Yangon, of which some will be selected in the third week of January, a government official said.

Currently, the seven bidders are TYTC Waste Equipment Pty Ltd, Kyaw Htet Kyaw Co Ltd, Jsc Inveks Co, Aozorainternational, Zeya and Associates, Future Unodex Co Ltd, and Advance Technology International Co.

“We have not yet determined how many companies will be granted licence. The service will improve a lot after the privatisation as there will be more competition,” U Khin Win, deputy head of the Environmental Conservation and Sanitation Department under the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) told Myanmar Business Today.

Companies most able to operate in various districts will be given priority for selection, he added.

YCDC is currently handling the waste collection with a tax of K20 per day in 15 downtown townships and K15 per day in other surrounding townships, which is barely enough to cover half of the expenditure of the task, YCDC officials say.

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