Kokang rehabilitation works seek help from President’s special fund

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THE Kokang Self-Administered Zone leading body can seek help from the President for implementation of its rehabilitation works with the use of the President’s special fund in accordance with rules and regulations, said Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut during his response to a question by a representative at the session of the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.
As provisions that allow the President to use his special funds for certain matters are clearly stated in Union Government Budget Law, the President’s special fund can be used for the rehabilitation of the region under the agreement of the Union government, he added.
According to the deputy minister, regional undertakings are being carried out by ministries concerned to rehabilitate Kokang region following budget allocations to various sectors.
Regarding the construction of a rural road to better socioeconomic development opportunities in Falam Township, the deputy minister said that works are underway to upgrade a rural road that passes through 13 villages in the township with the use of Peace and Construction Fund this fiscal year and remaining works are set to continue in accordance with allocation of funds for the next fiscal year.
Next, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Dr Aung Thu responded to a question on implementation of a dyke construction project in Yathedaung Township.
A fund of K623 million has been allocated to the Rakhine State government for this fiscal year to be spent on the construction of the Pan Zin Maw saltwater protection dyke, said the Union minister.
Finally, the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee read out its report on a proposed bill revoking powers of the State to detain and prosecute individuals thought to be inciting subversive activity.

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