Chief ministers of States/Regions and senior government officials discussed the 2019 Reform Framework of the General Administration Department under the Ministry of Union Government Office yesterday morning.
Union Minister U Min Thu presided over the meeting that took place at the Royal Palace Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.
He said the GAD reform framework is linked with the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan( 2018-2030) in accordance with the advice of State Counsellor in building peace and prosperous democratic federal union comprised with union-level organizations and the state/region governments.
The Union Minister reaffirmed that the sectors of administration, economy and land utilization are joined with the MSDP in favour of building a democratic federal union.
He also gave these linking examples in the establishment of Land and Property Bank with the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, while the OneMap Myanmar project of the National Land Use Council with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
The GAD is also cooperating with INGOs such as the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) and One Map Myanmar for designing the National Coding System (NCS) to write the codes for the names of villages, village-tracts, wards, townships, districts and States/Regions.
The NCS will also connect with OneMap Myanmar to support the Land and Property Bank which can promote the country’s ranking for the Ease of Doing Business to attract foreign investment and help economic development of the country.
Union Minister U Min Thu also said the two portions of GAD reform framework has been linked with the MSDP. The first portion from areas 1 to 4 is concerned with the GAD and the second one of areas 5 and 6 is related with the supervision of Regions/States governments.
He emphasized the concept of ‘Teamwork is key to Success’ in designing the framework to be able to fully support State/Region governments and self-administrative zones.
The GAD has completed collecting voter lists for the 2020 General Election, and the Ministry of Union Government Office has transferred them to the Union Election Commission. The department has planned to coordinate with Region/State governments for organizing the town hall meetings in respective areas in implementing the framework.
Finally, the Union Minister asked for suggestions of the chief ministers not only on their portion of the framework, but also the portion of GAD. He also sought their assistance in setting up the One State One Township Project, and in successful holding of town hall meetings.
Then, GAD Director General U Myint Than and GIS Programme Manager from One Map Myanmar explained the framework and the national coding system database respectively.
The meeting was concluded with the coordination of the Union Minister U Min Thu on the discussions of Region/State chief minsters, and officials from self-administration areas on the GAD reform work.
The meeting was attended by chief ministers Dr Khet Aung, U L Phaung Sho, Salai Lian Luai Dr Myint Naing, U Myint Maung, U Win Thein, Dr Aung Moe Nyo, U Nyi Pu, U Phyo Min Thein, Dr Lin Htut and U Hla Moe Aung; Deputy Minister U Tin Myint, Nay Pyi Taw Council Member U Aung Myin Tun, Kayin State’s Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Minister U Saw Myint Oo, Mandalay Region’s Minister for Electricity, Energy and Construction U Zarni Aung, Mon State’s Minister for Planning and Finance U Wanna Kyaw, and the chairmen of Self-administrative division and Self-administrative zones, their secretaries and officials.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)