Third regular session of second Amyotha Hluttaw concludes

U Ohn Wina
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win.

The third regular session of the second Amyotha Hluttaw concluded yesterday following discussions on compensation for seized land, implementation of the report of the Investigation Commission of the Letpadaung Copper Mine Project and the crocodile threat in Ayeyawady.
In his concluding remarks, Mahn Win Khaing Than, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw, said 104 starred questions and 62 questions were raised in the third regular session and the third bill amending the Union Election Law was debated and passed to Pyithu Hluttaw.
Also, the bill amending the Civil Service Law came into effect with the signing of the President, he added.
The parliamentary committees of the Amyotha Hluttaw had held 67 meetings during the period of the third regular session, Mahn Win Khaing Than said.
At the meeting today, Union Minister for Construction said, in his answer to questions raised by MPs, that the ministry would construct a bypass road linking Kyaikhto and Thaton after setting compensation for the seized land and seeking funds for the construction.
Regarding the bypass construction, the ministry has submitted a report on land survey and compensation to the Mon State Government.
Concerning the question of whether Investigation Commission on the Letpadaung Copper Mine project would be reformed or not, the Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win said there is no plan to reform the committee as 37 facts out of 47 suggested by the commission are being implemented.
MPs also discussed compensation to 25 land owners for the seized farmland in Mohnyin township, raising public awareness on the crocodile threat in Bogalay Township in Ayeyawady Region, plans to grant legal rights to local people to grow in and out of reserved forest in Thandaunggyi of Kayin State, growing Myanmar hardwood and sandalwood instead of eucalyptus trees.
The parliament also approved the report on the draft law on Older Persons submitted by its Bill Committee . Members of the Parliament also discussed and approved the report on proposals and queries submitted during the 2nd National Parliament’s 2nd regular meetings. Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than then clarified work implementation during the 2nd Parliament’s 3rd regular meetings.

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