Amyotha Hluttaw organizes 3rd day meeting of 15th regular session

bThe 15th regular session of Second Amyotha Hluttaw held its 3rd day meeting yesterday.
MP Dr Sai Sai Kyauk Sam from Shan State constituency 6 asked about land of Kengtung Haw Hong (Haw Nan) in eastern Shan State.
Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Tin Latt replied that the land has been leased out to two businesspersons through a 70-year contract with the approval of Myanmar Investment Commission, and they are operating hotel businesses on the land.
He also remarked that application of original owners and their inheritors for getting back the land could be processed in accordance with the laws only when the term of contract terminated.
MP U Myo Htet (a) Salai Myo Htike from Chin State constituency 12 asked about expansion of a motorway from 18 ft to 50 ft in 2020-2021 financial year.
Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Lin replied that the road will be expanded up to 34 ft with the budget of Chin State government in upcoming financial year.
MP U Thein Lwin from Kachin State constituency 10 asked about construction of a concrete bridge from Shwekyeena ward to Sintkin village crossing Tapein creek in Bhamo Township, Kachin State.
The Deputy Minister also answered that feasibility study will be conducted in 2020-2021 financial year as the total length for construction project, including approach roads, is 2,000 ft, and construction of the bridge will be carried in the following year.
MP U Pe Chit from Yangon Region constituency 9 asked renovation of 1 mile 7 furlong long outer town road of Htaukkyant town and removal of squatters near the road.
The Deputy Minister replied the renovation will be carried out in 2019-2020 financial year with paving tarred concrete and fine aggregate. He also said legal actions will be taken against the squatters as notice letters have been sent to them one time in September and two times in December.
MP Daw Htu May from Rakhine State constituency 11 asked for finalizing road upgrade on An-Tattaung motorway in Kyaukpyu District in Rakhine, and questioned the budget expenditures (Union and State budgets) of the Highway Department from 2015-2016 financial year to 2019-2020 financial year in An Township.
The Deputy Minister replied that An-Tattaung motorway is under the management of Rakhine State government, and finalizing road upgrade will be carried out by State budget. He added K17.5 billion from Union fund and K18.415 billion from State government fund, totaling K35.915 billion for this road section.
MP U Hwae Tin from Chin State constituency 11 asked about reconstruction of Yokechaung suspension bridge on Paletwa-Abaungtha-Khawei motorway.
The Deputy Minister replied the project will be implemented in 2020-2021 financial year with the State funds.
Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Daw Nan Ni Ni Aye read out the report of its committee on National Library Bill sent back by Pyithu Hluttaw with recommendations.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than invited the names of MPs who want to table motions for recommendations.
The Amyotha Hluttaw will hold its 4th day meeting on 5 February.—Aung Ye Thwin/ Soe Win Tun (Translated by Aung Khin)

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