The Amyotha Hluttaw agreed yesterday on the formation, rights and duties of the Committee on Construction, Industry, Electricity and Energy, which will review the various sectors.
The committee, headed by MP U Saw Moe Myint (a) Samuel of Kayin State Constituency (1), was formed with 15 members.
According to the explanation provided by U Min Oo, member of the Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee, at the meeting, the Committee on Construction, Industry, Electricity and Energy will review and give suggestions for improving the construction sector, turning the country into an agro-based industrial nation, promoting agro-based industries, boosting agro-based products and promoting the production of import-substitute products and exports, while encouraging small and medium enterprises and heavy industries.
In the electricity sector, the committee will explore ways to produce sufficient electricity from renewable energy in the country, as part of the efforts to supply electricity to the whole country, said U Min Oo.
In the energy sector, the committee will give priority to domestic sufficiency, making the best use of oil and natural gas to bring benefits to the people and the local people in areas where natural resources are found, he added.
“The committee can hold meetings with responsible persons in the ministries and invite non-governmental organisations to hold meetings with them. Besides this, the committee is obliged to seek permission from the speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw, through the chairman of the committee, to visit various areas for their work,” said U Min Oo.
U Mya Min Swe of the Magway region constituency No (9), was announced as the secretary of the committee, while the members are U Naing Ko Ko of Kachin State constituency (12), U Phyay Yae (a) U Myint Than Tun of Kayah State constituency (1), U Sai Than Naing of Kayin State constituency (5), U Ngun Hay of Chin State Constituency (1), U Ko Ko Naing of Sagaing region constituency (8), U Zaw Hein of Taninthayi region constituency 7, U Maung Maung Swe of Mandalay region constituency (9), U Soe Thiha (a) Maung Tu of Mon State Constituency (10), U Kyaw Kyaw Win of Rakhine State Constituency (8), U Ye Myint Soe of Yangon region constituency (7), U Mong Ohn Khaing of Shan State constituency (10), U Soe Moe of the Ayeyawady region constituency (1) and Col Zaw Lwin, representative of the Tatmadaw.
Aye Aye Thant (MNA)