Amyotha Hluttaw discusses school infrastructure

Deputy Minister for Education  U Win Maw Tun.  Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister for Education
U Win Maw Tun.  Photo: MNA

Aye Aye Thant (Myanmar News Agency)

The seventh session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw held its 19th-day meeting yesterday in the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall, where asterisk-marked questions were asked and answered, a bill tabled and a motion discussed.
Three asterisk-marked questions raised during the day’s meeting were answered by Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun.
Replying to a question raised by U Shayrel Shu Maung of Kayah State constituency (2) on the plan to construct houses for staff, a hostel for students and a 1,660foot-long concrete road, urgently required for Loikaw Technology University, the Deputy Minister said Loikaw Technology University had a main building, three six-room staff houses and two workshops.
The work of building a hostel for students has been assigned to the Ministry of Construction at a cost of Ks572 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year period. Funds for a staff house and the road are included in the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget and will be implemented as soon as the funds are available, said the Deputy Minister.
On a question posed by U Whey Tin of Chin constituency (11) on the plan to build a 120×30 feet reinforced two-storey building in Basic Education High School No(2), Yeikha Ward, Paletwa Town, Chin State, the Deputy Minister said the school had a 100×26 feet two-storey building, 120×30 feet single-storey building, 90×30 feet single-storey building and a 50×20 feet temporary building.
The total teaching area is spread over 10,240 square feet, with the total number of students being 813. The teaching area is not sufficient. However, the budget for 26 schools in the 2018-2019 fiscal year does not include this school, and the new building will be earmarked for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, said the Deputy Minister.
Concerning the question posed by U Bwe Khane of Chin State constituency (3) on the plan to construct a 120x20x12 feet two-storey school building for Basic Education Post Primary School of Ward 2, Thantlang Town, the Deputy Minister replied that the teaching area of Ward 2 Basic Education Post Primary School was sufficient, having an area of 4,320 square feet for 293 students. As the capital fund for the 2018-2019 budget year includes funds earmarked for six basic education schools in Thantlang Town, a new building for Ward 2 Basic Education Post Primary School will be considered in the 2019-2020 period, explained the Deputy Minister.
Next, the Amyotha Hluttaw bill committee secretary Dr. Myat Nyana Soe tabled a bill to amend the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law for discussion in the Hluttaw. The motion was supported by Daw Nwe Nwe Aung of Mon State constituency (2).
The Hluttaw made a decision to discuss the bill.
As the Hluttaw decided and agreed to discuss the bill, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced the Hluttaw’s agreement to discuss the bill, and it was transferred to the bill committee.
Later, a motion urging the government to give priority to the least developed states and regions and to implement the One Village One Product (OVOP) rural development strategy with the relevant ministerial departments, including a budget for it, and tabled by Daw Htu May of Rakhine State constituency (11), was discussed by U Pe Chit of Yangon Region constituency (9), Dr. Khun Win Thaung of Kachin State constituency (11), Dr. Tin Tin Win of Bago region constituency (5), Daw Hla Htay, also known as Daw Ohn Kyi, of Mandalay Region constituency (4) and Dr. Kyaw Ngwe of Magway Region constituency (10).
The 20th-day meeting of the seventh session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 20 February.

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