Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves signing of Non-Proliferation Treaty

By Aung Ye Thwin, Aye Aye Thant

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw being convened in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw being convened in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

At the 22nd-day meeting of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s ninth regular session held at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning, the Hluttaw approved Myanmar signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Also at the meeting, officials from union level organisations explained about the matter of allocation and usage of Ks 11,049.135 million emergency fund in 2018 Union Budget Law sent by the President, Hluttaw decided and approved by paragraph the Myanmar travel bill and Myanmar dental, oral medical council bill, and Hluttaw discussed US$ 298.9 million ADB loan for Ministry of Electricity and Energy electricity network development project sent by the President.

Myanmar to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
At the meeting, Daw Nwe Nwe Aung of Mon State constituency 2 first spoke in support of Myanmar signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The matter was also discussed by Dr. San Maung Maung of Bago Region constituency 1, Daw Khin Hnin Thit of Padaung constituency, U Win Myint Aung of Tabayin constituency, Dr. Khin Sithu of Loikaw constituency, U Kyaw Thaung of Sagaing Region constituency 1, Dr. Tin Aung of Kyaukse constituency, U Tin Aung Tun of Magway Region constituency 5, Tatmadaw Pyithu Hluttaw representative Lt-Col Zaw Tun Oo and U Soe Thein @ U Maung Soe of Taninthayi Region constituency 10.
In his explanation about the Treaty, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin said nuclear weapons remains the biggest threat to world peace, security and existence of humans.
At the moment tension and escalation of arms race among countries owning nuclear weapons are rising.
Due to misunderstanding among countries owning nuclear weapons, nuclear conflicts can occur. Nuclear accidents due to earthquakes and other natural disasters as well as powerful weapons falling into terrorists’ hands will ultimately result in nuclear disaster.
As the treaty is the first treaty in the history of the world that had legal binding and the treaty was approved with the majority of the world’s 122 countries’ supported at the United Nations in July 2017, the Union Minister also supported Myanmar signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferationof Nuclear Weapons.
Hluttaw decided to approve Myanmar signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Discussion on Ks 11,049.135 million emergency fund in 2018 Union Budget Law
Next, officials from union level organisations explained about the matter of allocation and usage of Ks 11,049.135 million emergency fund in 2018 Union Budget Law, sent by the President.
In his explanation, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said Ks700 million of the emergency fund will be used to construct an approach road to bridge No. 7 at Taung Inn Village on Shwepyi-Taung Inn-Tongyi road in Mandalay Region, Pyin Oo Lwin District, Singu Township. The old wooden bridge was destroyed due to water erosion in August 2017 and a new reinforced concrete bridge is being planned to be built and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is requested to approve this.
Union level officials from Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation also explained about the matter of allocation and usage of the emergency fund.
After the explanation Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced the Hluttaw putting on record the matter of allocation and usage of Ks 11,049.135 million emergency fund in 2018 Union Budget Law for one Ministry of Construction work, one Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation work and one work related to Mandalay Region government.
Hluttaw approve Myanmar Travel Bill and Myanmar dental, oral medical council bill
Afterwards, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced the Hluttaw approving the Myanmar travel bill and Myanmar dental, oral, medical council bill, after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw.

Hluttaw discuss US$298.9 million ADB loan for electricity network development project
Following this, U Zaw Min Thein of Laymyethna constituency, Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin constituency, Dr. Tin Tin Win of Bago Region constituency 5, U Bo Gyi of Chauk constituency, U Okka Min of Taninthayi Region constituency 8, U Nyan Lin of Shwepyitha constituency, U Saw Sha Phon Hwa of Kayin State constituency 12, U Kyaw Shwe of Yanbye constituency, U Myint Naing of Rakhine State constituency 5, U Ohn Khin of Pulaw constituency, Daw Myat Thida Tun of Mon State constituency 5, U Nay Lin Tun of Bokpyin constituency, U Soe Paing Htay of Myeik constituency, Daw Htu May of Rakhine State constituency 11, U Thet Naing Oo of Yebyu constituency, U Myo Win of Mon State constituency 8 and Daw Tin Tin Yi of Kyunsu constituency discussed US$298.9 million ADB loan for Ministry of Electricity and Energy electricity network development project, sent by the President.
The 23rd-day meeting of the ninth regular session of the Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw is scheduled to be held on 19 September, it is learnt.

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