The Amyotha Hluttaw convened its 29th day meeting of the 12th regular session on Wednesday, with discussion
of road construction in Mandalay region and promotion of tourism through improved transportation in Chin State.
Replying to a query from Upper House MP U Soe Aung about the plan to build a new road outside Meikhtila Township to link Myingyan and Mandalay, Union Minister U Kyaw Lwin said the Ministry of Construction will conduct a feasibility study with Mandalay region government to upgrade the 4-mile-long earth road.
U Paw Lyan Lwin, an MP of Chin State constituency 9 also asked for development of Bungtla Waterfall, the longest waterfall in Chin State near Matupi Township, into a tourist attraction.
Deputy Minister at the President’s Office U Aung Thein said the Chin State government is developing its road networks, with understanding that reliable transportation is important for the tourism industry and the respective areas.
The Amyotha Hluttaw then approved a bill on amending the Highways Act passed by the Pyithu Hluttaw with some amendments.