Pyithu Hluttaw discusses compensation for farmlands

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Six questions were raised and a bill was tabled during the fifth-day meeting of the seventh regular session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw meeting held yesterday morning.
U Mya Sein of Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) constituency asked about the plan to transfer the non-judge personnel of the court such as the bailiff, clerks and peons who are posted at a duty station for a long period. Union Supreme Court Judge U Myint Aung replied that most of the courts do not have staff houses, except for the Yangon and Mandalay regions, so it would be difficult to transfer the court staff. As such, there is no plan to transfer the non-judge personnel of the court, said the Union Supreme Court judge.
Responding to a question raised by U Win Win of Minbu constituency on the plan to pay compensation to owners of farmlands through which the Pakkoku-Kyangin railroad passed and the planned Minbu-An railroad section, where the earthworks have been conducted, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo said a compensation award of some Ks3.24025 billion for 2,292.16 acres of farmlands in Minbu (Saku) Township had already been paid, and 15 village tracts in Minbu (Saku) Township still have to be compensated.
The assessment and measurement of the farmlands affected by the Minbu-An railroad section in Minbu (Saku) Township were made, and based on the confirmation by the Magway Region farmland management group, a compensation award of Ks72.933 million for 31.66 acres in the Kanyay village tract, Minbu Township, was made in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The assessment and measurement of the remaining farmlands in the four affected village tracts are being made, and once the Magway Region farmland management group has confirmed the tamount, the ministry will request the compensation money in the nearest fiscal year. Once it is received, the compensation will be paid, explained the deputy minister.
In reply to a question raised by U Khun Than Htoo of Hsihseng constituency on the plan to erect MPT communication towers for mobile phone connections in the eastern part of Hsihseng Township and the western part of Maukmai Township, Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo said there is no plan to erect communication towers in the Pa-O Self-administered Zone in the eastern part of Hsihseng Township and the western part of Maukmai Township, but once the fund to fulfil the telecommunications requirement is set up with financial input from the telecommunications operators, such towers will be erected according to the country-wide priority requirement.
U Kyaw Myo also replied to mobile phone communication questions raised by U Sai Kyaw Moe of Mongpan constituency and U Se Ki Kaw of Monghkat constituency and a question on the plan to open a new district road transport administration office in Myaungmya by Dr. Soe Moe Thu of Myaungmya constituency.
Next, Union Supreme Court Judge U Myint Aung tabled a bill amending the Caste Disabilities Removal Act to the Hluttaw, and the Hluttaw Bill Committee read and explained the committee’s report on the bill.
Judge U Myint Aung said the Caste Disabilities Removal Act was enacted in 1850 and is still in use, and there is a need to amend it to bring it in line with the current situation.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker then requested Hluttaw representatives who wanted to submit an amendment to the bill to enrol their names.

 

By Kyaw Thu Htet and Hmwe Kyu Zin

 

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