Thuya Zaw (MNA)
Telecommunications towers, water overflow sections of the Mutha-Magyikone-Taunggya-Lintalu-Chinegyi Road and the Myanmar Coastal and Inland Water Transport License Law were among the issues discussed at yesterday’s meeting of the Amyotha Hluttaw.
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung and Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin also answered questions from Hluttaw representatives on transport, communications and upgrading of roads at the 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw 5th regular session 16th day meeting yesterday morning in the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall.
U Win Maung of Magway Region constituency 6 asked if there were any plan by Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) to establish GSM (MPT) towers in Ngahlinetwin and Kinpunchone villages in Salin Township. U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Transport and Communications, said MPT, Telenor Myanmar and Ooredoo Myanmar were installing mobile telecommunications bases and towers throughout the country, but it is dependent on the return on investment, availability of electricity and the ground situation.
At the present moment there is no plan to install communications towers in the two villages, he said.
Responding to a question by U Kyaw Thaung of Sagaing Region constituency 1 on plans to repair the four damaged 120-feet long water overflow sections between mile posts 6/1 and 6/7 of Mutha-Magyikone-Taunggya-Lintalu-Chinegyi Road, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said reconstructing the four water overflow sections, a 55-feet long water overflow section and six furlongs of damaged road were included in the region’s special maintenance fund for FY 2017-2018, but were not included in the approved spending plan due to fund shortage.
However it will be included in the additional request fund for FY 2017-2018, the Deputy Minister said. Starting from FY 2018-2019, it will be include
d in the initial fund list and will be implemented depending upon availability of funding, added the Deputy Minister. The Ministry of Transport and Communications and Ministry of Construction responded to questions by U Tet Tun Aung of Rakhine State constituency 2, Daw Htu May of Rakhine State constituency 11 and U Thein Lwin of Kachin State constituency 10.
U Soe Thein @ U Maung Soe of Taninthayi Region constituency 10 debated on a bill amending the Myanmar Coastal and Inland Water Transport License Law sent back from Pyithu Hluttaw with amendment and a decision was made for the Hluttaw bill committee to review it.
A report by Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee on Canal Bill sent back from Pyithu Hluttaw with amendment was read by committee member U Kyaw Kyaw of Rakhine State constituency 4 and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker announced interested Hluttaw representatives to register their names for discussion.
The 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw 5th regular session 17th day meeting is scheduled to be held on the morning of 21 June.