State cabinet members soon to move to new complex
26 April 2016 – Top officials of the new State government led by the National League for Democracy are moving into new houses built in the outskirts of Hakha in the near future.
Hluttaw Speaker and Deputy Speaker, Attorney-General and Auditor-General, and the newly appointed seven Ministers including the Chief Minister will live in a State-owned complex from the end of this month or the beginning of May, according to a source from the State government.
Sui Thio, Minister for Transport, said in the Chinland Post that they would move to the new site although an official decision about the date had not been made, adding: “We have been given house keys but there is still an issue regarding water that needs to get fixed.”
The construction contracted to four different private companies by the previous government cost over 5,000,000,000 kyats for 14 separate one-storey large houses, initially prepared for the 14 members including nine State ministers.
Despite their plan, the outgoing authorities led by the Union Solidarity and Development Party did not have the chance to use the buildings owing to delay in completing the construction.
Information as to who will live in the remaining three as eleven houses are going to be occupied soon remains unknown, according to the government sources. #