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Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday held its 9th-day meeting of the 17th regular session, with questions of MPs to the Nay Pyi Taw Council, he Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Construction. The 9th-day meeting also approved a report of the committee on management for procurement and distribution of antibiotics, the Central Provident Fund Bill, and the Underwater Management Bill.

The new four Tatmadaw representatives of Pyithu Hluttaw were sworn in and signed the swearing-in documents in the presence of the Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat.

Next, MP U Mya Sein from Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) constituency raised a question whether the government has an urgent plan to make necessary arrangements for the people who were displaced to the Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township when a housing project was carried out in Shukhintha Ward in Thakayta Township in Yangon. Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Nyi Tun replied that according to the current Town Land Roll and the Block Map, the people just stay in the area of Kyi Su Cemetery in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) owned by the Yangon City Development Committee, and the necessary scrutiny could not be taken for the matter, so the government could not make the arrangements in this current period.

MP U Than Linn Linn from Mese constituency asked a question whether the authorities have a plan to provide equipment re-lated to collecting garbage in villages in Mese Township. Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Nyi

Tun replied that there is no plan to provide garbage trucks and garbage bins because rural municipal works are done by the relevant village administrators.

MP Dr Daw Pyone from Indaw constituency asked a question whether there is a plan to open a vocational training school in Indaw Township in Sagaing Region. The Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi replied that there is no plan to establish a vocational training school in the township in 2020-2021 financial year because young people in the Indaw Township can go to a new industrial training centre, which will be opened soon in Monywa, Sagaing Region.

MP U Tin Nu (a) U Tin Nu Aung from Manaung constituency asked a question whether there is a plan to reconstruct Kamar Chaung and Thitwa Chaung bridges on the ManaungIsland. Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Linn replied that a budget to reconstruct Kamar Chaung and Thitwa Chaung bridges as reinforced concrete bridges has been requested to add to the 2020-2021 FY Rakhine State government budget, so the iron concrete bridges will be built depending on the budget allocation.

MP Dr Linn Linn Kyaw from Myittha constituency asked a question if there is a plan to upgrade Ywashay-Bonekwin Road in Myittha Township into a tar road or a concrete road. Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Linn replied that a one-mile road section was upgraded into a tar road in 2019-2020FY, and a budget to upgrade another one-mile road section has been requested to add to the 2020-2021FY Mandalay Region government budget.

MP U Myint Kyi from Katha constituency asked a question related to maintenance of basic education schools; MP U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo from Hline constituency raised a question related to possible establishment of textile universities, institutes and schools; and MP U Khin Maung Thi from Loilem constituency raised a question about appointing teachers to fill vacant posts for schools in the villages in Loilem Township. Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi responded to the questions.

MP U Sai Phoe Myat from Muse constituency raised a question about construction of a bridge across Shweli River that will link Phaing Kyaung Village in Muse Township and Naung Hin Village in Man hero. MP U Maung Myint from Mingin constituency raised a question about land compensation in his township. Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Linn addressed the questions.

Pyithu Hluttaw’s Health and Sports Development Committee member Dr Khin Saung put forward a motion to approve the investigation report of the committee on management for procurement and distribution of antibiotics. Then, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat sought the assembly’s opinion, and then the Hluttaw unanimously approved it.

MP U Sai Oo Kham from Hsenwi constituency submitted a motion to urge relevant authorities to provide more for health policies to reach the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and stressed the importance of the UHC.  MP U Sai Maung Pwint supported the motion. Then, the Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker sought the assembly’s opinion on whether the motion should be discussed. The Hluttaw agreed to discuss the motion, so the Hluttaw Speaker invited the MPs who wanted to discuss the motion, to register their names in the list.

The Central Provident Fund Bill submitted by the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry was unanimously approved with amendment by Pyithu Hluttaw.

The Bill to amend the Law Protecting Privacy and Security of Citizens sent back with amendment of the Amyotha Hluttaw was submitted to Pyithu Hluttaw. The Joint Bill Committee member U Nay Myo Tun pointed out five points that they differ with the amendment of the Amyotha Hluttaw. The five points will be discussed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

The Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced that Pyithu Hluttaw received the bill amending 1959 Defence Services Act sent with amendment of the Amyotha Hluttaw, and then the Speaker invited MPs to register their names in the list if they wanted to put forward proposals to amend the bill.

The Pyithu Hluttaw unanimously approved the Underwater Management Bill, with all the necessary amendments.

The 10th-day meeting of 17th regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw will be convened on 20 August.

Reference: GNLM

7 August 2020