Kyaw Thu Htat (Myanmar News Agency)
The Pyithu Hluttaw will debate over a motion urging the government to review the permission granted to 55 households from internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Kyaukpyu, Pauktaw and Yanbye townships that were closed for resettlement in Yangon.
The motion was submitted by MP U Maung Myint of Minkin constituency.
The issue was mentioned in the national security advisor’s statement on the northern Rakhine State security situation, which was published in the 2 July 2017 issues of state-run dailies.
The Hluttaw decided to discuss the motion and the Pyithu Hluttaw speaker requested the Hluttaw representatives who wanted to discuss the motion to enrol their names.
During yesterday’s meeting, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin answered the six questions connected with road facilities in the Pyithu Hluttaw.
U Than Aung of Ngaputaw constituency first asked about the plan to upgrade the Ngayokkaung-Ngayokkaung (South) road connecting with Pathein-Thalakkhwa-Mawtinsoon road in Ngapudaw Township into a concrete or asphalt road.
The Deputy Minister replied that the 17-mile and 6-furlong Ngayokkaung-Ngayokkaung (South) road is owned by the Ministry of Construction, Department of Road, and managed by the Ayeyawady Region government.
In the 2017-2018 fiscal year (FY) period, the asphalt surfacing work on a mile-long and 18-foot wide road section in Ngayokkaung Town was 70 per cent complete and the laying of a 3-inch thick gravel surface on a 12-mile and 6-furlong road section was 95 per cent complete, with capital funds from the Ayeyawady Region government, said the Deputy Minister.
The construction of a box-culvert, the repair work on retaining walls of eight water discharge pipes and the construction of rock-lined drains will be done in the first six months with the Ayeyawady Region’s government fund for the 2018-2019 FY, he added.
Next, U Sai Ngaung Hsai Hein of Maukmai constituency asked if there are plans to upgrade the Ho Namt-Hti Han Khwee villages inter-village road and the Ho Namt-Pyinthaya-Pon Aung-Hti Pyin villages inter-village road to the Ho Namt Village tract asphalt road and the Ywathit-Naungkham villages inter-village road in Sint Win Village tract during the 2018-2019 FY.
The Deputy Minister replied to a question by U Than Nyunt of Pyu constituency on the plan to continue the asphalt surfacing of the road linking Phyu Town with Banlaung Village on Sittaung River bank and said starting from the 2018-2019 FY, the road would be upgraded section-wise, depending on the availability of funds.
On a question posed by U Naing Naing Win of Tamu constituency on the plan for a bridge on Nant Ayar Creek to make the Tamu-Homalin union road into an all-weather road, the Deputy Minister replied that a fund for a 152-metre-long two-way reinforced concrete bridge has been included in the Sagaing Region government fund for the 2018-2019 FY, and the bridge will be constructed depending on the availability of funds.