Amyotha Hluttaw holds 4th day meeting of 15th regular session

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than. Photo: MNA
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than. Photo: MNA

The Second Amyotha Hluttaw organized the 4th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced substitutions of two Hluttaw committee members with the approval of Hluttaw: to substitute Major Zawana with Brigadier General Zaw Myint San for Amyotha Hluttaw International Relations, Inter-parliament Friendship and Cooperation Committee, and Colonel Kaung Kyaw with Brigadier General Nay Myo Aung for the Amyotha Hluttaw Public Complaint Committee.
The Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker also sought approval of parliament for expanded authorities of Amyotha Hluttaw Committee on Immigration and Myanmar Internal and Migrant Workers.
MP U Pu Gin Kam Hlyan from Chin State constituency 5 asked about implementation of border markets in Fhratalang village (Ywathit) and Khinman village in Tiddim Township.
Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo replied that discussions are underway to construct the market in the second village with India, and the first one will be negotiated with the west neighbouring country after completing construction of a bridge.
MP U Mahn Law Maung from Chin State constituency 8 asked about promotion of staff on daily basis at the reception counter of Mindat People’s Hospital to the permanent staff.
Deputy Minister for Health and Sports Dr Mya Lay Sein replied that it will be done at the hospitals under the Department of Medical Services in 2019-2020 financial year.
MP U Win Aung from Sagaing Region constituency 3 asked construction of new buildings and large scale renovation for Shwekyunmyay indoor stadium and related buildings in Kyunhla Township in Sagaing Region.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein replied it will be implemented with the Union budget which has been proposed for 2020-2021 financial year.
MP Daw Khin Swe Lwin from Chin State constituency 9 asked employments of medical doctors and a medical lab expert and construction of a maternity ward at the 50-beds Sankite hospital in Kanpetlet Township in 2020-2021 financial year.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein replied the ministry will employ 88 assistant doctors for Chin State in 2020, and the employment will be prioritized, together with one medical doctor for Kanpetlet hospital, together with employment of one lab expert.
MP Dr Kyaw Than Tun from Mandalay Region constituency 3 asked about the use of herbal Noekiyu (Liquorice) in medical treatments. Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein replied that an approved medicine can be used for treatments with the prescription of medical experts.
MP U Hla Oo from Sagaing Region constituency 4 asked about giving permissions for roadside vendors only after completing training course for hygienic and healthy practices.
The Deputy Minister also answered the ministry is conducting such course, making inspections in their observance of rules, distributing pamphlets of compulsory rules for them and rubbish collection system with respective township development committees.
Regarding an asterisked question on conducting training courses and only the certificate holding vendors could be allowed for business, the Department of Consumer Affairs is not ready for this programmes and relevant departments should implement it in line with rules and regulations.
Deputy Minister for Health and Sports submitted the Health Assistant Council Bill to the Hluttaw. Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Daw Hla Htay (a) Daw Ohn Kyi read out the committee’s report on the bill.
The Speaker invited the names of MPs who want to discuss the bill.
The 5th day meeting of Amyotha Hluttaw will be organized on 7 February.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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