The 18th-day meeting of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s ninth regular session was held yesterday morning at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall. In the meeting asterisk-marked questions were asked and answered, Boundary Measurement and Demarcation Bill and Myanmar Mines Rules were approved.
Dr. U Kywe Kywe of Mandalay Region constituency 6 posed the first asterisk-marked question on plans to terminate the allocation of 50 percent each of male and female students’ entrance to University of Medicine and to permit according to marks. Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe replied that there is no plan yet to terminate the 50 percent allocation at the moment. The matter needs to be discussed and coordinated with the rectors first and then submit it to the Union government for this to be changed, said the Union Minister.
U Saw Chit Oo of Kayin State constituency 3 then asked if plans are made to prevent damage caused by rain water inundation every year to Kayin State, Hlaingbwe town, ward 4 and villages in the township and to repair the damaged and destroyed roads and bridges in the township. Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin replied that to prevent inundation in Kayin State, Hlaingbwe Township from the Hlaingbwe river that flows through it, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System is conducting long term plans for the river to have the required depth and width, detailed study and surveys were conducted for construction of river bank retaining wall on the outer bend of the river and discussion held with local populace. Afterwards, necessary plans and arrangements will be made, said the Deputy Minister.
Replying to a question posed by U Bwe Khane of Chin State constituency 3 on a plan to upgrade the 7-mile long village connecting road that connects Thantlang Township Khuahrang village and Haka Township Leipi village to an all-weather road, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said fund will be proposed from Chin State government fund in fiscal year 2020-2021 and work will be conducted based on fund availability.
Similarly, questions raised by U Maung Kyaw Zan of Rakhine State constituency 9 and Daw Hla Htay @ Daw Ohn Kyi, of Mandalay Region constituency 4 were answered by Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe.
Hluttaw approves Boundary Measurement and Demarcation Bill
Next, Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Daw Ohn Kyi read and explained the committee report on Boundary Measurement and Demarcation Bill. As there was no objection to the report, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than obtained the decision of the Hluttaw on whether to enact the bill as law. As the majority voted for the report, an announcement was made for Hluttaw to proceed further on the bill.
Afterwards, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker obtained the decision of the Hluttaw on the bill by paragraph and Hluttaw approved it.
Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw then tabled a motion to approve the bill and U Saw Chit Oo of Kayin State constituency 3 supported the motion.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the bill, after its decision was obtained.
Hluttaw approves Myanmar Mines Rules
Following this, Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Daw Kyein Ngai Mahn read and explained the committee report on Myanmar Mines Rule.
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker then obtained the decision of the Hluttaw and approved the rules.
The 19th-day meeting of the ninth regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 18 September.
By Aung Ye Thwin (MNA)