At the first meeting of the 6th regular session, 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw held at 10 am yesterday, the speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw said budgetary items and bills would be addressed.
“In the 6th regular session, the Hluttaw will decide and approve the additional budget allotments and revised budget estimates of the union-level organisations for the FY 2017-2018. There are 17 bills to be discussed in Pyithu Hluttaw, with 9 already replied motions and a total of 129 readily prepared, star-marked questions, including 85 star-marked questions to be tabled in the 6th session prepared. Today, we must show our unity, as for the whole national populace. Looking into our background history, we have found out that disintegration of unity led to the destruction of the country in every way”, said U Win Myint, Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw.
“Presently, we deeply urge all to bear the Union Spirit in mind by getting rid of doubts and distrust among the national populace and political parties. Had we encountered any difficulties and dangers everywhere in the country, we need to cooperate collectively with the Union Spirit, assuming that it is the affairs of the Union. Only if there is unity among us will we be able to defend our nation from the dangers of internal and external destructive elements, hand in hand with each other. Survival of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the second panel of legislature reached the sixth session of the 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw.
Now, it is operating its routines as a more strengthened organisation. In making legislation, we must take care to see whether it complies with the constitution.
Prescriptions included in the approved amendment must be the ones which can protect and upgrade the socio-economic lives of the people. Questions to be put forward in Hluttaw and motions to be submitted must be carried out in accord with the existing rules and laws. I warmly greet the people’s representatives, calling for you to carry out the benefits of our State and our national people.”
The Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw announced that the official visits of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Hluttaw representatives from September to October to attend conferences and study trips to the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines, Russia, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Italy will be put on the record.
Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health and Sports, replied to a question raised by U Myint Oo, of Magway constituency.
“The department of health is supplying medical equipment needed in hospitals. A piece of medical equipment for cleaning kidneys from the Central Medical Drugs Storehouse was supported to Magway General Hospital in June 2017, with another one to be sent in FY 2018-2019.
In 2017-2018, a total of Ks72 billion was spent for the purchase of various kinds of medical equipment.
Very soon, another one will be sent to Magway general hospital”, said Dr. Myint Htwe.
Dr Myint Htwe also replied to a question raised by U Shwe Hla (a) U Shwe Hla Win, of Thingangyun constituency.
“1st Region and State Soccer Match was held at the-then BAA ground (now known as Aung San Stadium) on October 6, 1952 with 9 teams taking part in the competition. Starting in 1952, it has been successfully held, but during 2012-2015, it failed to be held for various reasons.
But since 2016, Region and State Soccer matches resumed at the Wunna Theiddi playground in Nay Pyi Taw. As to holding the matches in Yangon annually, it will be held in Yangon after negotiations with the Myanmar Football Federation as of 2019, provided that the budget allotment needed in FY 2018-2019 is granted.”
U Sai Oo Kham of Hsenwi constituency put forward a motion urging the State Government to lay down a strategy on pre-primary education and investment in nurturing and developing children in their
“Most children under 5 spend their lives carelessly near their parents prior to going to school. As for parents, they basically know that their children must be enrolled at schools just after 5 years of age. Little is known about how to develop their children.
In urban areas, children living nearby pre-primary schools opened by the department of social welfare were sent to schools, with those living far from such schools unable to go to school. Wealthy parents can sent their offspring to private pre-primary schools.
But many fail to have adequate access to multi-development of children due to the barriers of finance. In urban areas, children who can attend pre-primary schools excel.
Those who cannot suffer mental development. So we deeply urge the government to lay down a strategy on pre-primary education and invest in nurturing and developing children at an early age”, said U Sai Oo Kham.