Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss proposal calling for effective anti-corruption measures

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A MOTION calling for effective measures to combat corruption across the nation was put forward to the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday.
Dr Than Win of North Okkalapa Constituency submitted the motion that aims to ensure a decline in the level of corruption in the country. U Myo Zaw Oo of Lewe Constituency seconded the motion.
The Pyithu Hluttaw sought the approval of parliamentarians on whether the motion should be discussed and after approval invited comments.
A question and answer session followed with Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Tun Win responding to questions regarding measures being taken for the settlement of farmland disputes and irrigation matters.
The deputy minister said that the Farmland Management Central Committee is set to deal with monthly reports of region/state farmland management committees. He added that the committees at various levels have to handle farmland disputes in accordance with the provisions stated in the 2012 Farmland Law and rules and regulations.
On the supply of water to more than 30,000 farms in Meikhtila through the canals of the Kinda diversion dam, the deputy minister said that construction of Myogyi dam was completed last year to supply water to Meiktila plain and the Kengkham multi-purpose dam project which is under construction is slated for completion in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
He added that the Kengkham, Zawgyi and Myogyi dams with 11.5million acre-feet of total water storage capacity will supply water to 14,000 acres of farmland located in the Pyaungpya and Ngalaizin water catchment area through Myogyi Myaungmadaw No (1), 26,500 acres in Panlaung water catchment area through the left canal of Kinda dam and 40,000 acres in the water catchment area of Kinda dam.

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