The Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session held its fourth-day meeting at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday. At the meeting asterisk marked questions were raised and answered, a motion on fertilizers and pesticides tabled and the Hluttaw approves a bill.
Asterisk marked questions and answer
U Aung Kyaw Kyaw Oo of Hline constituency first asked if there was a plan to relax a point in the 12 points designated for school buses and Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo replied that there was no plan to do it.
U Win Win of Minbu constituency asked if there was a plan to dredge an area upstream of Mann Creek Bridge and to construct an embankment for river erosion heading toward Saku Town.
Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo answered that if the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation submit the matter to National Natural Disaster Management Committee in fiscal year 2020-2021 and the matter is to be conducted by Union fund it’ll be conducted with the technical assistance of Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
U Kyaw Shwe of Yanbye constituency on the other hand asked if there was a plan for Inland Water Transport to serve Dawrahta port in Yanbye and Honwa port in Kyauknimaw and Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo answered that there is no plan to do such things yet.
On the question raised by U Than Nyunt of Pyu constituency on a plan to fulfill the requirements of farmers planting summer paddy in Pyu Township and to increase budget for irrigation water project, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw replied that the matters will be conducted hundred percent depending upon increasing funding in fiscal year 2019-2020 and acquiring it.
U Kyaw Myint of Taikkyi constituency asked how the disagreement between farmers whose land were confiscated and used as fish ponds and fish production by fish breeders were being resolved. Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw answered that the matter raised by 19 farmers were being reviewed by farmlands and other lands confiscation assessment committee. As for the other 3 farmers, the matter was not of farmland confiscation but a case of land dispute with fish breeders and will be handled by Yangon Region according to Freshwater Fisheries Law said the Deputy Minster.
U Tun Tun Naing of Kani constituency asked whether there was a plan for river water lifting project in Kani Township and Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw answered that it will be conducted if there was allocation from State/Region fund and the route and place to conduct river water lifting will be reviewed.
Finally U Ohn Lwin of Nyaungdon constituency asked how difficulties faced in changing the name of a person or an organization on farm land operation certificate form 7 was handled. Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Hla Kyaw replied that all levels of farmland management groups were changing the names and issuing form 7 and central farmland management group had instructed Nay Pyi Taw Council, State/Region farmland management groups to help toward sale, exchange, grant and lease farmlands according to 2012 Farmland Law.
Motion on fertilizers and pesticides
Next a motion urging the government to conduct training on proper usage of fertilizers and insecticide for safety of agriculture products, maintain the eco system and to prevent import of strong fertilizers and insecticides was tabled by U Myint Thein of Wetlet constituency and was supported by Dr Khin Maung Tint of Ayadaw constituency. As the Hluttaw decided to debate the matter Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the matter to register their names.
Hluttaw approves Myanmar Geoscience Council Bill
Afterwards Hluttaw approves the Myanmar Geoscience Council Bill submitted by Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and Committee Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced that the bill will be handled according to Pyithu Hluttaw rule. —MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)