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2nd Pyithu Hluttaw 4th regular session holds its 9th day meeting

The Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw announced the extension of the tenure of 14 Pyithu Hluttaw Committees to the Hluttaw at 9th day meeting of the 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 4th regular session held yesterday morning.

U Ohn Maung, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, replied to a question raised by U Bo Bo Oo of Sanchaung constituency as to whether there were orders forbidding the opening of new hotels in Mandalay, Taungyi , Inlay and Bagan.

“The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has been issuing permissions in advance to build hotels, hotel business licenses (Ha licenses) and lodging house business licenses (Ta licenses), in accord with the existing Myanmar Hotels and Tourism Law, procedures of tourism, order for business license on hotels and lodging houses. In the time, when the incumbent government has been taking office as well, issues of permissions to build hotels in advance and business licenses are being made in accord with the law, orders and procedures. There were no cases of forbidding the opening of new hotels.”

Major General Aung Soe, deputy minister for Home Affairs, replied to a question raised by U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency as to how the security of the area in Maungtaw and Buthidaung townships will be managed, and which plans will be laid down from the perspective of national security, for local nationals to take part in protection teams along the Mayu and Naf River Valleys.

“Myanmar and Bangladesh have 168.57 miles in border length — 39.82 miles from the mouth of the Naf River to far west of the river; 128.75 miles from BP 31 to BP 73. The Union Government and State Cabinet formed committees on Rakhine State to be able to solve conflicts among those residing in this border area, implementing dealing with problems. District and township management committees comprising of district and township level departmental heads in the administrative sector of Maungtaw District, Rakhine State and the township committee for security, peace, stability and rule of law, comprised of township level departmental heads and townspeople implementing the works cooperatively.”

Afterward, U Ohn Maung, the Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism, and Major General Aung Soe, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, clarified queries raised by U Min Kyi of Thandwe constituency, U Tin Ko Ko Oo of Bilin constituency, U Kyaw Htay of Leshi constituency and U Chin Pe Lin of Mansi constituency. Then, U Kyaw Min of Letpadan constituency put forward the motion urging the Union Government to implement laying down accurate and clear policy for the practical utilization of the pasture lands across the country as farmland, pasture land, village land, or land for other use, with Dr Daw Khin Nyo of Dedaye constituency seconding the motion.

The Speaker of the Hluttaw received the decision of the Hluttaw as to whether the motion should be debated and announced that representatives interested in taking part in the debate would be placed on a list. At yesterday’s meeting, the Speaker of the Hluttaw warned representatives to raise questions only after studying the accurate use of words related to the ministries.

Reference: GNLM

February 16, 2017

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