Pyithu Hluttaw discusses release of grazing land, infrastructural development, petroleum bill

Pyithu Hluttaw held its 8th-day meeting of 17th regular session yesterday, and the Ministry of Union Government Office, the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Health and Sports answered the questions of Hluttaw representatives.

Questions to ministries
MP U Kyaw Min from Letpadan constituency asked about illegal cancellation of 163.62 acres grazing land in Magyikwin village-tract of his constituency.
Deputy Minister for Union Government Office U Tin Myint replied that a private company will return 51.55 acres of grazing land from its 91.55 acres to the Bago Region government for local development programme. Out of the remaining land from the163.62 acres of previous pasture, 16.11 acres will be returned for the grazing land.
MP Dr Aung Naing from Thabeikkyin constituency asked about drawing clear lines of demarcation between Ohn Zone village-tract and Chaunggyi village-tract and between his constituency and Singu Township.
Deputy Minister U Tin Myint replied that the land demarcation is a highly controversial issue and it will be solved by the regional level officials by using advanced land surveying tools.
MP U Khin Maung Latt from Myanaung constituency asked about upgrade of a rural bridge in his constituency. Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Linn replied that the bridge would be upgraded into a 60-ft long concrete bridge in 2020-2021FY based on availability of fund from Ayeyawady Region government.
MP U Than Aung from Ngapudaw constituency asked for renovation of fragile bridge that links Chaungwa Village and Autthaung Village.
Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Linn replied that the upgrade of bridge will be carried out after applying budget in the upcoming financial years.

MP U Maung Maung from Htigyaing constituency asked when the new 50-bedded hospital will be inaugurated and the use of existing old hospital building.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein replied that the new 50-bedded hospital will be inaugurated in 2021-2022FY and the old hospital building will be used for public healthcare facility and outpatient ward.
MP U Peik Ko from Pakokku constituency asked for opening of a rural health centre in Magyipin Village in his constituency.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein answered that the rural clinic will be established with the approval of Union Government Office, and the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry is going through the process.
MP Daw Aye Aye Mu (a) Daw Shar Mee from Kalay constituency asked about connection of inter-village roads at the eastern bank of Myitthar River in her constituency, and Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Linn answered it.
MP U Nyan Lin from Shwepyitha constituency asked for construction of a track and field facility equipped with sport gear linking with a football ground in 2020-2021FY;
MP Dr A Zin Latt from Shwebo constituency asked about enforcement on systematic production of hygiene drinking water; MP U Zaw Min Thein from Laymyethna constituency asked about the current status of the Multi Sectoral National Plan of Action on Nutrition (MS-NPAN).
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein replied the questions.

Petroleum Testing, Drilling and Processing Bill
Pyithu Hluttaw approved the Petroleum Testing, Drilling and Processing Bill submitted by the Electricity and Energy Development Committee.
Motion to form health awareness campaign teams
MP Dr Aye Min from Khayan constituency tabled a motion to form health awareness campaign teams comprised with the private general practitioners, health experts and some enthusiasts as a move to promote public healthcare.
The motion was discussed by the five Hluttaw representatives.
Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein explained the activities of her ministry in public healthcare sector in various means including social media platforms, and suggested to put the motion on record.
The Hluttaw unanimously decided to hold it for record.
The 9th-day meeting of Pyithu Hluttaw will convene on 6 August.—Aye Aye Thant (Translated by Aung Khin)

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