By Aye Aye Thant (MNA)
The 14th-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 asterisk-marked questions were asked and answered; reports read, discussed and approved; a bill approved and a motion discussed.
The first question of the day was raised by U Thant Zin Tun of Dekkhinathiri constituency on plan to pay compensation to farmers whose land were in the basin area of Yan Aung Myin reservoir in Dekkhinathiri Township. Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Aye Maung Sein replied that assessment will be made on type of lands submerged by the reservoir water to calculate compensation amount and then a report will be made to Central Committee for Reviewing Confiscated Farmlands and Other Lands to consider whether the compensation is to be paid by the ministry that constructed the reservoir or Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee that is using the reservoir water. U Myint Ngwe of Kyaukkyi constituency asked if there is a plan to construct a township hall in Kyaukkyi town, Bago Region. Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Nyi Tun replied that the site chosen for township hall was located on a bank of a lake that would require much reinforced concrete works and a site survey had estimated the cost to be about Ks 244 million. Kyaukkyi Township municipal didn’t have sufficient fund it could not be conducted at the moment. A request for a separate fund will be made and construction will be done once the fund is available said U Nyi Tun.
U Shwe Hla @ U Shwe Hla Win of Thingangyun constituency also asked if there is a plan to construct a rock lined retaining wall near the vicinity of Thabye Road, Yangon Thit Ward 30, Thingangyun Township where there is a real danger of bank erosion caused by Nga Moe Yeik Creek. Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Tha Oo confirmed that the subject area is in real need of a retaining wall but fund was not included in this fiscal year. Therefore it will be included in the fiscal year 2019-2020 capital fund for Yangon Region Government said the Deputy Minister. Questions raised by U Khin Zaw of Kawthoung constituency, U Tun Tun of Pwintbyu constituency, U Win Min of Hlinethaya constituency and U Ne Lin Aung of Mindat constituency were also answered by Deputy Attorney General U Win Myint and Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Tha Oo.
Pyithu Hluttaw Judicial and Legal Affairs Committee report read
Following the question and answer session Pyithu Hluttaw Judicial and Legal Affairs Committee report was read by committee member Daw Aye Mya Mya Myo and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the report to register their names.
Electricity and Energy Development Committee Report read, discussed and approved
Next Pyithu Hluttaw Electricity and Energy Development Committee report was read and explained by Committee Secretary U Soe Myint @ U Aung Zaw Myint. The report was then discussed by U Lone Jone San Mai of Sumprabum constituency and U Myat Lay Oo of Htilin constituency and the discussions made were responded by the Committee Chairman.
After the Committee Chairman’s response Committee member Dr. Tin Htay Aung tabled a motion for the Hluttaw to accept and agree to the report. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s acceptance and approval of the report after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw.
Amendment bill to Myanmar Engineering Council Law approved
Afterwards, an amendment motion to the amendment bill of Myanmar Engineering Council Law was explained by committee member U Zaw Win.
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker then announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the bill after obtaining the decision of the Hluttaw.
Hluttaw discuss motion to achieve better result with NRSC
As a final agenda of the day Hluttaw representatives discussed a motion tabled by U Zaw Min Thein of Laymyethna constituency urging the government to achieve better result from National Road Safety Council (NRSC) through more effective and practical works that fulfill the requirements of road safety.
U Saw Thalay Saw of Shwegyin Constituency, Daw Khin Than Nu of Mindon constituency, Tatmadaw Pyithu Hluttaw representative Maj. Naing Lin, Dr. Daw Kyi Moh Moh Lwin of Singaing constituency, U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Sedoktara constituency, U Htay Min Thein of Gyobingauk constituency, Dr. U San Shwe Win of Yekyi constituency, U Nyan Hein of Thanbyuzayat constituency, U Sit Aye of Taungtha constituency and U Kyaw Min of Kamayut constituency discussed the motion.
Deputy Minister for Transport and Communication U Tha Oo confirmed that expected targets were yet to be achieved and all have the responsibility to do more. It is a matter that could not be done single-handedly or by a single entity and thus not only the NRSC sub-committees, state/region traffic and road safety councils and related departments but also everyone must participate in order to reach the required results. NRSC on its part will increase its work to inform, educate, inspect and take action said the Deputy Minister.
As the Hluttaw representative who tabled the motion still sought the approval of the Hluttaw, the decision of the Hluttaw was obtained and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker announced the Hluttaw’s approval of the motion.
The 15th-day meeting of Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s tenth regular session is scheduled for 17 December it is learnt.