The 12th-day meeting of the tenth regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw was held at the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall of the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday where questions were raised and answered, receipt of a bill announced, reports of Pyithu Hluttaw committees read, discussed and decided upon, a motion discussed and decided upon.
Questions asterisk marked and answers
Dr. U Aye Kyu of Labutta constituency first raised a question on whether there is a plan to construct a library in honor of Sayagyi Maung Htin in Labutta Town. In his reply to the question Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun said a total of 434 Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) offices were opened all over the country and all those office has a library while it assisted in opening of self-help libraries. From fiscal year 2009-2010 to fiscal year 2015-2016 K 1,735 million was supported for 1,535 rural libraries but starting from fiscal year 2016-2017 IPRD no longer requested budget for establishing rural libraries. On the other hand from 2011 to 2016 Myanmar Libraries Foundation has been striving toward the development of self-help libraries and had provided K 347.192 million to construct and renovate 568 rural libraries. It had constructed libraries in the villages of birth of Sayagyi Thakin Kodaw Hmaing and Hmawbi Saya Thein,
In addition to this, other states and regions were also establishing rural self-help libraries with State/Region Hluttaw fund and/or State/Region Government development fund.
As such, construction of Sayagyi Maung Htin library ought to be conducted with the respective State/Region Hluttaw fund and donors contribution together with the assistance and support of NGOs likes Myanmar Libraries Foundation. Ayeyawady Region Government had also responded that it would submit the matter to the Union level explained the Deputy Minister.
U Win Win of Minbu constituency on the other hand raised a question on when repair, renovation and upgrade of Minbu District sports ground in Minbu and Saku Myoma sports ground will be conducted. Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe replied that the Saku Myoma sports ground land will first be transferred under the name of the ministry and once this is done construction works will be started by including the Union budget in the Region fund.
Questions raised by Dr. U Tin Aung of Kyaukse constituency, U Than Aung of Ngaputaw constituency, U Wom Hla of Nanyun constituency, U Ba Shein of Kyaukpyu constituency, U Tun Tun Naing of Kani constituency and U Tun Tun of Pwintbyu constituency were also answered by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun and Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin.
Receipt of Invention Copyright Bill
After the question and answer session Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced the receipt of Invention Copyright Bill approved and sent with amendment by Amyotha Hluttaw.
Bill Committee member U Aung Sein explained about the bill and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to table an amendment bill to register their names.
Reports of Pyithu Hluttaw committees read, discussed and decided
Next, reports of Pyithu Hluttaw committees were read, discussed and decided. First, Pyithu Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Rural Development Committee report was read by committee member Dr. Than Aung Soe. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the report to enroll their names.
Second, U Myint Oo of Thanatpin constituency discussed about Pyithu Hluttaw Transport, Communication and Construction Committee report. Committee Chairman U Tin Maung Win responded to the discussion.
Committee member Daw Yin Min Hlaing tabled a motion for the Hluttaw to accept the report and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s acceptance after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw.
Finally U Myint Kyi of Katha constituency discussed the Pyithu Hluttaw Investment and Industrial Development Committee report and Committee Chairman U Win Zaw Thein provided explanations in response to the discussion by U Myint Kyi.
Committee Chairman U Win Zaw Thein then table a motion for the Hluttaw to accept the report and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s acceptance after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw.
Motion urging government to conduct construction works using modern technologies approved
As a final conduct of the Hluttaw for the day, Hluttaw representatives discussed a motion by Daw Yin Min Hlaing of Gangaw constituency urging the Union Government to conduct construction works through modern pre-cast and other appropriate technologies.
Tatmadaw Pyithu Hluttaw representative Maj. Sein Tun, U Myo Naing of Chanayethazan constituency, U Zarni Min of Shwegu constituency, Dr. Daw Thet Thet Khaing of Dagon constituency, U Naing Naing Win of Tamu constituency and U Tha Aung of Myothit constituency discussed the motion.
In discussing the motion Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said the ministry has been consistently researching precast technology with Japan, Korea and Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and is working together on precast and pre-stress technologies.
The precast technologies that the Hluttaw representatives discussed were very useful technology and the ministry had been using it starting from 1962 and plan to expand the usage of it in the future.
The ministry will also provide technical support to other ministries who wish to utilize the technology. As such the ministry supports the motion and explained for the Hluttaw to approve it.
As Daw Yin Min Hlaing wished for the motion to be approved Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker then obtained the decision of the Hluttaw and announced the approval of the motion.
The 13th-day meeting of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session will be held today.
(Translated by Zaw Min)
By Aye Aye Thant,
Lu Maw (MNA)