MP says corruption, waste risks more debt

MP Thura Aung Ko on 23 February voiced concern that the ineffective use of foreign assistance and a reliance on international loans puts Burma at risk of falling further into debt. Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Lei Lei Thein responded by saying that such issues are subject to supervision, and that projects with the greatest potential for public benefit – such as electricity, agriculture and finance projects – are prioritised for spending.