The 29th-day meeting of the seventh session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw was held yesterday, in which Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr. Tun Naing answered two asterisk-marked questions during the meeting.
Replying to the first question posed by U Maung Maung Latt of the Sagaing Region constituency (9) on the plan to provide electricity to the four wards in Khampat Town, Tamu District, Sagaing Region, the Deputy Minister said the town was 55 miles from the Kalay 230-KV main substation, and some 35 miles from the Tamu 230-KV main substation, which is being planned. It is more convenient to distribute electricity to Khampat Town from the Tamu 230/66-KV main substation, and the ministry is planning to build this main substation, said the Deputy Minister.
The funds for the construction of the Kalay-Tamu power line and Tamu main substation have been earmarked in the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget, and the distribution of electricity to Khampat Town will be carried out only after the construction of this power line and the main substation, said the Deputy Minister.
The second question was raised by Dr. Mya Thaung of the Bago Region constituency (7) on the plan to repair the damaged Nyaungpintha-Seimtgyi road in Pyu Township, Bago Region. The Deputy Minister said that Myat Eindre, a private company, had been chosen by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation to conduct agricultural work in some areas of Pyu Township, Bago Region, in 2013.
This company used the Nyaungpintha-Seimtgyi road to transport construction materials and heavy machinery, which damaged the road. In a letter dated 11 September 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation was requested to repair the damage.
On inspecting the road repair work, it was found that holes and pits were simply filled-in with earth. The ministry ordered the company to repair the road properly and, currently, the company is conducting the repair work, said the Deputy Minister.
Next, the Amyotha Hluttaw committee member for Local International Non-Government Organisations Committee, U Tin Aung Htun of the Magway Region constituency (5), read and submitted the committee’s work report to the Hluttaw, and the Amyotha Hluttaw speaker requested that those Hluttaw representatives interested in discussing the report should submit their names.
Later, Amyotha Hluttaw Public Complaints Committee member U Khin Myo Win of the Taninthayi Region constituency (12) read and submitted the committee’s work report. From 2 March 2016 to 31 January 2018, the committee received 5,212 letters with complaints.
A total of 91 case files were sent to relevant organisations, of which 44 cases were received back, while 47 cases remain outstanding. Some 195 cases were sent to relevant ministries, of which 84 cases were received back, while 111 cases are outstanding. A total of 357 cases were sent to states and regional governments, of which 87 cases were received back, while 270 cases are outstanding.
During the two-year period of the Hluttaw, the committee, with the permission of the Amyotha Hluttaw speaker, had responded through letters to 247 complainants. Some 655 complaints related to farmlands, while other land confiscations were assessed. According to guidelines, the complaints were transferred to the Central Committee for Scrutinising Confiscated Farmlands and Other Land, chaired by Vice President U Henry Van Thio. The report recommended all relevant entities, along with the committee, to resolve the complaints, according to the laws, rules and regulations. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than then asked the Hluttaw representatives who wished to discuss the report to register themselves.
Amyotha Hluttaw Mineral, Natural Resources Environmental Conservation Committee member Daw Shah Mu of Kayah State constituency (5) read and submitted the committee’s work report. The report suggested providing equal opportunities, according to the law, to nationals seeking employment. The committee was formed according to the law and had overseen the government and budget assessment works, in accordance with the Hluttaw law and rules, said Daw Shah Mu.
Myo Thu Hein,
Hmwe Kyu Zin
(Myanmar News Agency)