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A massive ‘public-private partnership’ project is proceeding

A massive ‘public-private partnership’ project that will eventually cover around 15% of the Yangon region is proceeding. “According to the Yangon regional government, the public-private partnership project on an 80-square kilometer plot of land on the west bank of the Yangon River includes a power plant, an industrial park and residential areas. (…) Serge Pun, a business tycoon who heads local conglomerate Serge Pun & Associates, has been named the firm's CEO and is supported by four other board members, including former Singaporean foreign minister George Yeo.”

Source: peopleoverprof.it

JICHIRO supports Myanmar public sector unions sharing its experience of the privatization of municipal public services

As a result of the still ongoing transition in Myanmar, the Government of National League for Democracy (NLD) is planning to liberalize services and privatize state-owned enterprises and public transport. The ALL-Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers Union (JICHIRO), affiliated to PSI, has been supporting the democratic transition process in Myanmar by carrying out capacity building activities and sharing experience and impact analysis of the privatization of municipal public services in Japan with Burmese trade unions especially in the public service sector.

Source: www.world-psi.org

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