The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened the 3rd day of its 15th regular session yesterday, and MPs continued discussion about the Euro 50 million loan from the Government of Poland and the first section of Joint Public Accounts Committee Report(16/2019).
MP U San Myint from Ayeyawady Region constituency 3 supported the loan plan as the proposed rubbish recycling project could help create a clean environment and prevent environmental impact of pollution. He added the project could create opportunities for foreign investments and employments.
MP U Ye Lwin from Ahlon constituency said if the project could be operated efficiently, it would be useful for controlling global warming and air pollution while the volume of garbage in Yangon city is expected to double in ten years. He backed the project as it could promote a clean environment for Yangon residents, while creating foreign investment opportunities in the future and recycled products from the project.
MP U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo from Hline constituency supported the projects as the volume of rubbish disposal in Yangon city is 2,500 tons each day at present, causing release of bad smells, soil deterioration, toxic for drinking, spread of infectious disease, risks for fire and air pollution. He also urged for effective implementation of the project and better public services of Yangon City Development Committee. The loan plan was also discussed by the MPs from Dala constituency, Mandalay Region constituency 7, Sinbaungwe constituency, Kayah State constituency 9, Patheingyi constituency, Seikpyu constituency and Pale constituency.
Joint Public Accounts Committee Report(16/2019)
Vice Chairman of Joint Public Accounts Committee U Aung Min read out the second section of committee’s report (1/2020) with the findings and remarks on the report from the Union Auditor-General Office for the period April-September 2018.
Speaker U T Khun Myat then invited the names of MPs who want to discuss the second section of report.
Regarding the first section of JPAC’s Report (16/2019), MP U Kyaw Toke from Mandalay Region constituency 7 discussed the President’s Scholarship programme for 2019-2020 financial year, which was announced in the selection board’s website and state-owned newspapers, although no one was selected in the previous there financial years beginning 2016-2017 financial year.
MP U Myo Win from Mon State constituency 8 remarked the civil service personnel of respective ministries and organizations are to perform their duties not to be mentioned in the reports of following years.
The report was also discussed by the MPs from Bago Region constituency 3, Mawlaik constituency, Yangon constituency 4, Myinmu constituency, Aungmyethazan constituency, Thanbyuzayat constituency, Rakhine State constituency 11, Budalin constituency, Kyaiklat constituency, Pyapon constituency and Kachin State constituency 11.
The fourth day of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw session will be organized on 31st January.—Aung Ye Thwin and Aye Aye Thant (Translated by Aung Khin)