Amyotha Hluttaw held its 8th-day meeting of 17th regular session yesterday, with queries to three ministries and heard a motion for amending regulations relating to bylaw for Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers.
Queries to ministries
MP U Hla Oo from Sagaing Region constituency 4 asked for upgrade of the 2-mile 4-furlong long road section of Monywa bypass on Mandalay-Sagaing-Monywa-YeU Union Highway into 30 ft wide asphalt concrete road in the 2020-2021 financial year.
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw replied that the budget allocation was limited only K500 million in 2020-2021 financial year; this amount is enough for only 6-mile 5-furlong length of the road, and that the project could be finalized in the following years, depending on availability of budget.
MP U Lin Tin Htay from Mon State constituency 4 asked about construction of new school buildings required in some villages of Chaungzon Township in 2020-2021 financial year.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that out of nine schools in Chaungzone Township, three new buildings have been constructed at three schools, and construction of more new school buildings will be prioritized in the upcoming financial year.
MP U Bwe Khane from Chin State constituency 3 asked about supply of drinking water due to its scarcity in Khwa Phoe village in Thantlang Township.
Deputy Minister U Hla Kyaw replied that the project will be implemented with the fund of Border Areas and National Races Development Department in 2020-2021FY.
MP Dr Khun Win Thaung from Kachin State constituency 11 asked about renovation of Tarli diversion weir in Momauk Township of his constituency.
Deputy Minister U Hla Kyaw replied that the diversion weir will be constructed in 2021-2022FY, and its irrigation system in the following financial year with the budget of Kachin State government.
MP U Sai San Aung from Shan State constituency 12 asked for the establishment of a modern tractor camp of Agricultural Mechanization Department in Hopan Township of Wa Self-Administered Division.
Deputy Minister U Hla Kyaw replied that the plan is not in the process as the ministry has a limited capacity for this and the agricultural mechanization camp in Kunlong Township is providing assistance to Hopan Township.
MP U Thet Naing Soe from Taninthayi Region constituency 2 asked for legal actions against the vessels catching Commerson’s anchovy fishes in Myanmar water close to Launglon Township in his constituency; MP U Mya Min Swe from Magway Region constituency 9 asked about construction of mini dams along Tantkyi mountain range for greening of this area.
Deputy Minister U Hla Kyaw replied the questions.
Regulations of Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than invited the list of MPs who want to discus specific paragraphs and sub-paragraphs for amending bylaws for regulations of Conservation of Water Resources and Rivers.
The 9th-day of Amyotha Hluttaw will convene on 6 August.—Aung Ye Thwin (Translated by Aung Khin)