[clear]Nay Pyi Taw, 30 Sept — The 11th Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) session has entered its 12th day here on Tuesday.
U Saw Maw Tun, representative of No. 1 constituency of Bago region, asked if the plan to revive the creek in Wanbeinn village to its original width of 100-feet. Deputy minister at the President Office U Kyaw Kyaw Win said that the creek has been narrow due to the sediment, causing the paddy fields along the creek to cover with dregs and making the farmlands destroyed.
He also said that the revival of creek could stop flooding over about 900-paddy acres to a certain extent. He add that the estimated cost will be asked from the budget of regional government.
U Thaw Zin Oo, representative of No.9 constituency of Magway region, asked if to construct staff quarters on the empty area of former airport in Pakkoku township.
Deputy minister U Aung Thein at the President Office said that it is impossible to construct staff quarters there as it is owned by Ministry of Transport.
U Steven Thar Bait, representative from No.4 constituency of Chin State, raised a question about the plan to distribute electricity from the 66 KV Gangaw-Haka power grid to the villages along Gangaw-Haka highway.
U Aung Than Oo, deputy minister for electric power, said that out of 15 villages beside the power grid, some of 11 villages have electricity supply from solar system, small hydropower plants and diesel-powered generator, while plans are making to set up solar plates at the remaining four villages at the end of this fiscal year.
U Sai Kyaw Zaw Than, representative from No.2 constituency of Shan Stat, asked when would electricity be distributed from national power grid to Mongshu township.
U Aung Than Oo, deputy minister for electric power, said the contract will be signed to purchase 33-mile-long 66-KV power-line for Mongshu township at the end of March in 2015, and the construction is expected to complete at the end of July 2015.