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Burma Grants Licenses for More Than 800 Private Gas Stations

23 December 2013

Burma has granted licenses to private companies to open 801 new gas stations in the country, Chinese state media reported, quoting local Burmese-language media. In a story Sunday referring to the 7-Day News journal, Xinhua said that since privately owned gas stations were allowed in Burma in 2010, a total of 1,243 applications have been made to open new gas stations, and 442 applicants were still waiting for permission. Prior to 2010, all gas stations in the country were run by the government, the report said.

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