Amyotha Hluttaw meeting discusses public housing, municipal law

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Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe said the fiscal year 2018-2019 will be established as a public servant housing year and funds to construct buildings for this purpose will be included in the budget.
He was responding to a question raised by U Lin Tin Htay of Mon State constituency (4) on plans to construct public servant housing quarters for the Public Health Department office, Rural Health Department and Rural Health Sub-Department personnel in Chaungzon Township, Mon State, during the third-day meeting of the seventh regular session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw.
Responding further to the question on public servant housing in Mon State, Chaungzon Township, Thatkaw Village, and for Kamamo Village’s rural health departments and Kalaw’s rural health sub-department personnel, the union minister said the 14 states and regions were being instructed about it, as once the public servant housing complexes are constructed, it will be easier to transfer and assign the personnel (to the respective assignments). “Some Ks63 million and Ks31 million have been earmarked to provide public housing for the rural health department and rural health sub-department personnel, respectively. Once the complete requirement list is obtained, construction will be conducted on a priority basis. The buildings will be constructed with funds from the 2018-2019 budget, and the remaining buildings will be included in the 2019-2020 budget. The construction of the housing quarters will be expedited,” explained the union minister.
Dr. Myint Htwe also replied to questions raised by U Win Maung of Magway Region constituency (6) and Dr. Zaw Lin Htut of Mon State constituency (9).
Next, a report of the bill committee on the bill to repeal municipal law, confirmed and sent back without any amendments by the Pyithu Hluttaw, was read and explained by U Kyaw Kyaw, a bill committee member, for Amyothau Hluttaw to debate.
The Amyotha Hluttaw speaker then asked the Hluttaw representatives who wanted to discuss the bill to enrol their names.
Later, a report of the bill committee on the bill to amend the Myanmar Red Cross Society Law was read and explained by Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member U Lal Min Htan. As the Amyotha Hluttaw representatives who made suggestions on the bill had discussed it in detail with Myanmar Red Cross Society officials and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission, U Lal Min Htan requested the Hluttaw to approve the bill, together with the amendments initially made by the bill committee.
After the Hluttaw confirmed the amendments and additions made to the bill, section by section, the Amyotha Hluttaw speaker announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the bill.
The Union Minister for Health and Sports then tabled a motion to approve the bill to amend the Myanmar Red Cross Society, which was supported by Saw Sha Phon Hwa of Kayin State constituency (12). The Hluttaw speaker announced the approval of the bill.
Following this, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi submitted to the Hluttaw bills on technical design copyright, invention copyright, product label copyright, literature and art copyright.
A motion tabled by Daw Htu May of Rakhine State constituency (11) urging the government to change the curriculum, teaching and examination system of English, in accordance with the global standard, starting from grade 9, into four skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This motion was then debated by U Kyaw Thaung of Sagaing Region constituency (1), Dr. Kyaw Than Tun (Canton) of Mandalay Region constituency (3), U Maung Maung Latt of Sagaing Region constituency (9), Dr. San Maung Maung of Bago Region constituency (1) and Dr. U Kywe Kywe of Mandalay Region constituency (6).
The fourth-day meeting of the seventh regular session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw
will continue on 22 January.


Aye Aye Thant (Myanmar News Agency)

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