Pyithu Hluttaw continues with query session, discussions on proposal

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The Pyithu Hluttaw session continued its ninth day with a question-and-answer period and a parliamentary discussion on a flood control proposal yesterday.
Concerning a question about accommodations for internally displaced persons in border areas, the Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut said that the Union government recently provided them with K3,083.605 million and relief supplies worth K15,130.511 million.  In addition, the ministry presented cash and goods worth K178.136 million, he said.
Since the start of the clashes in June 2011, the Union government has carried out aid programs for the IDPs in cooperation with the Kachin State government, UN agencies and international and local organizations,  the deputy minister said.
He added that national reconciliation works are taking place, with the formation of preparatory committees and preparation meetings prior to Union Peace Conference 21st century Panglong that will involve all stakeholders.
Regarding a question about damaged primary school buildings in Leshe Township, the deputy minister said that severe weather conditions in the region caused minor damage to the school buildings, which were soon repaired.
During yesterday’s Pyithu Hluttaw session, parliamentarians held discussions on a motion calling for necessary measures against the possible adverse affects of floods on dykes in Ayeyawady Region, expressing their support for the proposal.
In their discussions, lawmakers stressed the need of urgent repairs of dykes that are more than 150 years old.
Next, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Tun Win gave a clarification on the proposal, and the Pyithu Hluttaw decided to wait and see whether to put the proposal on the record.

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