Amy collects toll for bank savings
The Burmese army stationed in Arakan state is collecting tolls from local business sectors for savings in a government bank army fund, said a brick kiln owner from Kyauk Taw, situated along the upper
military headquarters in
then several army battalions have been collecting tolls from local businesses as well as traders
and travelers, to add to the savings fund.
to local sources, in
“It is a
35 per cent toll that the army collects per brick. A brick's retail price is 15 kyat in the local market. Now we
are paying to the army this rate,” he said.
In Kyauk township, there are five brick kilns and the owners
have to pay the
tolls to the army battalions in accordance with the order.
the army personnel collect tolls from traders and travelers everywhere in Kyauk Taw and
to bank sources, over 50 battalions stationed in Arakan
state have saved
about 3,000 billion Burmese Kyat in U Pai
Ltd bank since the army authority from
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