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The Mon State government has announced it will redistribute a hoard of confiscated vehicles this week amongst government agencies.
Officials told DVB that the government would redistribute 146 vehicles that were unregistered or seized in connection to court cases involving driving offenses to 98 government departments.
Min Nwe Soe, the state’s minister of planning and economics, said that a lottery to distribute the cars was originally planned for 15 March but has been delayed.
“Initially we planned to draw the lots today but now we have decided to have it only after the end of our cabinet meeting,” said the minister.
The Mon State government is scheduled to hold a cabinet meeting on 17 March.
Min Nwe Soe said the larger government departments with broader functions will receive a bigger quota of vehicles.
“A lot of these vehicles have been sitting in the courthouse yard for years and are pretty much worn out,” he said. “We decided to draw lots to ensure everyone gets an equal chance.”
The Mon regional government has held yearly auctions of confiscated cars since 2010.
Reporting by Kyaw Soe