MPs support ODA loan from Poland, debate JPAC’s 16/2019 report in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

MP U Win Min.  Photo: MNA
MP U Win Min.  Photo: MNA

The second day meeting of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 15th regular session continued discussions yesterday about the Euro 50 million ODA loans from the Government of Poland and debated the first section of Joint Public Accounts Committee Report(16/2019).
The ODA loan is intended for implementing rubbish recycling project in Yangon municipal area, proposed by the Yangon Region Government.
MP U Maung Maung Ohn from Ayeyawady Region constituency 4 supported the loan plan, saying the project will use industrial biotechnology in recycling rubbish in the absence of oxygen, and it is appropriate for Myanmar.
MP U Aye Naing from Dagon Myothit (South) constituency called for urgent implementation of the project due to bad smells from rubbish piles and the risk of fire. He also suggested for buying garbage trucks for the city.
MP Dr Saw Naing from South Okkalapa constituency agreed the loan plan as the project is essential for Yangon city, and advised the update of three-year construction project should be reported annually to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
The MPs who supported the loan plan were U Ye Myint from Yangon Region constituency 7, U Win Min from Hlainethaya constituency, U Than Soe (a) Than Soe (Eco) from Yangon Region constituency 4, U Maung Maung Oo from Insein constituency, U Aye Bo from Yangon Region constituency 11, U Kyaw Naing from Yangon Region constituency 12, U Myo Win from Mon State constituency 8, U Bo Gyi from Chauk constituency and Dr Win Myint from Bago Region constituency 11.

Joint Public Accounts Committee Report(16/2019)
The MPs also discussed the of Joint Public Accounts Committee Report(16/2019) on its findings for the period April-September 2018.
Pyithu Hluttaw’s Tatmadaw Representative MP Major Zay Phyo discussed that the budgets should be drawn up in collaboration of the central organizations and the respective State/Region governments for effective and efficient use for required projects.
MP U Win Win suggested reducing 18 per cent interest rates of the Cooperative Department to the farmers although the department took US$400 million loan from the China Exim Bank at an interest rate of 4.5 per cent for rural development and poverty alleviation programmes.
He also discussed timely collection of taxes for state revenues.
MP Daw Khin San Hlaing from Pale constituency urged respective ministries and government agencies to overcome weaknesses in managing the budgets with responsibility and accountability.
The report was also discussed by the other 12 Hluttaw representatives.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will hold its third day meeting of 15th regular session on 29 January.—Aung Ye Thwin and Aye Aye Thant (Translated by Aung Khin)

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