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October 21, 2018

7th-day meeting of 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session held

Union Minister U Soe Win takes the oath in the presence of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker. Photo: MNA

At the seventh-day meeting of the second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session held yesterday morning, a Union Minister was sworn in in the presence of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker, a bill was tabled, three reports read and explained, a decision on a bill was taken and the Hluttaw representatives discussed the projects conducted with foreign loans.

Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Soe Win sworn in
At the meeting, U Soe Win, appointed as Union Minister for Planning and Finance, was sworn in in the presence of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker.

Myanmar Historical Commission Bill put on record
Next, an announcement was made for the Hluttaw to put on record the Myanmar Historical Commission Bill, considered as approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

Joint Bill Committee read reports on three bills
Later, the Joint Bill Committee reports on three bills were read by the committee secretary and members.
The Joint Bill Committee report and findings on the Revenue Appellate Tribunal Bill, sent by the union government, was read by committee secretary Dr. Myat Nyana Soe.
The committee’s report and comments on the second amendment of the Public Servant Bill, sent with a remark by the President, was read by committee member Daw Nwe Nwe Aung.
The committee’s report and findings on the Explosive Material Bill, sent with a remark by the President, was read by committee member Daw Kyein Ngaik Man.
An announcement was made for the Hluttaw representatives who wanted to discuss the bills to enrol their names.

Hluttaw decides on Science, Technology and Innovation Bill
An amendment motion tabled by U Kyaw Naing of the Yangon Region constituency (12) on a clause of the Science, Technology and Innovation Bill, over which the two Hluttaws did not agree was then discussed. The Joint Bill Committee tabled a motion to approve it by paragraph, and the Hluttaw’s decision was obtained.
Hluttaw representatives discuss project-wise utilisation of foreign loans
Explanations given by departments and organisations on project-wise utilisation of foreign loans were then discussed by the Hluttaw representatives.
U Khin Maung Thi of Loilem constituency said the public welcomed the electrification of 416 villages in Loilem and Taunggyi districts of Shan State south with the 23.883-million-euro loan from Germany, but suggested the ministry must explain the power line and sub-station construction works.
U Khin Cho of Hlaingbwe constituency requested an explanation on the state-/region-wise allocation of steel poles, transformers and concrete poles made/obtained with foreign loans. He also requested a similar state-/region-wise allocation of power lines and sub-stations construction works completed by the Ministry of Border Affairs with foreign loans.
U Khin Cho also suggested an explanation on the status of work completed for the Thilawa Industrial Zone power line and substation projects for which 96 per cent of the loan was already taken out.
Discussions were also made by U Aung Htoo Myint of Aunglan constituency, U Win Maung of Magway Region constituency (6), Dr. Sein Mya Aye of Dala constituency, U Kyaw Myo Min of Moenyo constituency, Daw Wint Wah Tun of Shadaw constituency, Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Latt of Bago Region constituency (3), U Bo Gyi of Chauk constituency, U Than Soe, also known as Than Soe (Economic) of Yangon Region constituency (4), U Yan Lin of Kyaiklat constituency and U Aung Min of Zalun constituency.
The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s eighth regular session’s eighth-day meeting is scheduled to be held on 7 June.

 

By Myo Myint,
Myo Thu Hein

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