By Aung Maw, Aye Aye Thant (MNA)
The Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw tenth regular session held its 11th day meeting in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the session, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the Hluttaw had put on record the Bill Amending the Myanmar Accountancy Council Law as it was considered approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. Next Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the Hluttaw had put on record the appointment of U Sai Pan Saing alias U Sai Tun Sein alias U Kyaw Sein as Mandalay Region government minister for Shan Ethnic Affairs. Next Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the Hluttaw had put on record the reforming of towns and village tracts in Chin State sent by the Office of the Union Government.
Clarification on 30-month-performance reports
Vice Chairman of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission Dr. Than Win read and clarified a 30-month performance report. Followed this, Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the Hluttaw had put on record the report. Union Legal Supporting Group Secretary U Khin Zaw made a clarification of the 6-month-work report and Supreme Court Judge U Thar Htay continued the discussion. Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the Hluttaw had put on record the report.
Approval of Myanmar Mine Rules
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Joint Bill Committee member U Zaw Win tabled a motion on Myanmar Mine Rules and approved the rules paragraph-by-paragraph.
Next, Hluttaw representatives discussed Vienna Convention on Road Traffic 1968 and Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals 1968, and then U Tin Tun Naing of Seikkyi-Khanaungto constituency, Dr. Tin Tin Win of Bago Region constituency 5 and U Ye Lwin of Ahlon constituecny took part in the discussion.
Then Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw announced that the Hluttaw would obtain the approvals of these motions at 11th regular session of Hluttaw’s meeting.
Memorandum of Association (MoA) on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility
Regarding the Memorandum of Association (MoA) on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility, Dr. Than Win of Mandalay Region constituency 1, U Bo Bo Oo of Sangyaung constituency and U Saw Tun Mya Aung of Papun constituency took part in the discussion and Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun at the Hluttaw explained about it. Then Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the motion after obtaining the decision from the Hluttaw.
Union Government’s annual debt report for fiscal years 2017-2018 and findings of the Joint Public Accounts Committee Report
The members of Union level organizations discussed the Government’s annual debt report for fiscal year 2017-2018 and findings of the Joint Public Accounts Committee Report. Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw, and officials –concerned from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Ministry of Planning and Finance clarified the reports. The Secretary of the Joint Public Accounts Committee U Khin Maung Than submitted the report and which was approved by the Hluttaw.
Annual report on national plans for FY 2017-2018
Hluttaw representatives discussed the annual report on national plans for FY 2017-2018 and following this, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr. Tun Naing and officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and Ministry of Planning and Finance clarified the report. Member of the Joint Public Accounts Committee Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Lat tabled a motion on this report and which was approved by The Hluttaw.
Union Financial report and the Joint Public Accounts Committee report (14/2018)
Then Hluttaw representatives discussed the Union Financial report and the Joint Public Accounts Committee report (14/2018) and which was discussed by Daw Cho Cho of Oattwin constituency, U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe constituency, U Bo Gyi of Chauk constituency, Daw Khin San Hlaing of Pale constituency and Daw Wint Wah Htun of Shartaw constituency. Next Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Sett Aung replied the queries raised by the Hluttaw representatives. Member of the Joint Public Accounts Committee Daw Cho Cho Win tabled a motion on the Joint Public Accounts Committee report (14/2018) and which was approved by the Hluttaw.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat summarizes the 10th regular session of the Hluttaw’s meetings
After this, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat delivered a conclusion speech. He said that a total of four laws, including the second Law Amending the Protection of the Farmers’ Rights and Enhancement of their Benefits Law had been enacted, and another two bills approved by the Hluttaw had been submitted to the President to make into laws. The by-law of the Mining Law was also approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw yesterday.
He added that 11 days of Hluttaw meetings, the Hluttaw had approved to set up a new ministry, to appoint a Union Minister and a Judge of the Union Supreme Court besides putting records on three matters on foreign loans, signing five international treaties, three matters concerning foreign loans required to obtain approval from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, five matters to be signed in the international treaties, annual report on the Government’s debt for FY 2017-2018, an interim report on taxation, annual report on national planning, annual report on Union Financing, and interim report on Union Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Commission.
Regarding the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Development Funds in 2018-2019 FY, instructions were made to submit proposals, at the latest on 31 December 2019, to use Pyidaungsu Hluttaw development funds and, to date, 212 townships had submitted proposals, out of which permission was granted to 89 townships. The remaining townships have been notified to submit their proposals on time.
A total of 30 bills left to be carried out
While the Hluttaw was in session, a total of 30 bills, including four bills at the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 18 bills at the Pyithu Hluttaw, eight bills at the Amyotha Hluttaw, left to be enacted at the Hluttaw.
The Hluttaws will turn tothree years soon, and Hluttaw representatives were urged to perform their duties in accordance with the rules and regulations, said the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker then announced the successful completion of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session. (Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)
By Aung Maw, Aye Aye Thant (MNA)