The second Pyithu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session held its third-day meeting at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday, where U Sai Oo Kham of Hsenwi constituency tabled a motion urging the Union Government to use the mobile payment system for the ministerial departments, the public, business enterprises and other relevant sectors.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced the Hluttaw’s decision to discuss the motion.
U Sai Oo Kham mentioned that using technology was an effective tool to enhance the country’s social, education, healthcare and business sectors, besides improving its productivity sectors. “We can overcome difficulties rapidly, if we can apply the mobile payment system and e-Government using ICT (information and communication technology), and can speed up the mechanism of the government and public services at the same time. In this regard, technology plays a vital role to enhance clean government and good governance, and ensure transparency and mastery of the respective fields. Mobile payments can reduce costs; gain the public’s trust; provide better services; reduce malpractices; eliminate bribery and corruption; reduce the troubles in keeping personal files, data and documents; increase transparency, openness and accountability; create social, education, healthcare and employment opportunities; and accelerate the state mechanism.
The use of the mobile payment system has many benefits and advantages such as creating job prospects and economic opportunities, promoting the economic development of the state, facilitating the socio-economic status of the people, and helping with poverty alleviation for people across the country. A Hluttaw representative supported the motion and Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced that the motion had been accepted for discussion.
The fourth-day meeting of the second Pyithu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session will be continued on 17 May.
By Aye Aye Thant
Myanmar News Agency