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February 26, 2018

Amyotha Hluttaw session enters its 34th day with Q&A session, approval of two bills

Union Minister U Win Khaing.
Union Minister U Win Khaing.

THE Amyotha Hluttaw session continued for its 34th day with questions and answers on the construction sector and the approval of bills revoking the Yangon and Mandalay City Development Laws yesterday.
Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing told the Hluttaw that Thaukyaykhat (Paletwa) bridge, washed away by the raging waters in 2011, will be rebuilt by the Shwe Swan-in Company and that completion of the project is set for December, 2018.
Works are underway to construct a new bridge which will provide a two-lane motorway at the site of the old bridge situated on Toungoo-Thandaung-Bawgali-Mawchi road in Thandaungyi Township, Kayin State, said the Union minister. A free ferry shuttle service is being operated by the company daily to facilitate travel for local people, carrying 25 vehicles and 150 motorbikes across Paletwa creek a day, added the Union minister.
Regarding a question calling for increasing the budget allocation for construction of Kyatsin bridge in Rakhine State, the Union minister replied that more budget allocation will be sought from both the funds of the regional government and the Union government as an additional K8.46 billion is needed to complete the bridge.
During the 34th day session of the Amyotha Hluttaw, bills to revoke the Yangon City Development Law and Mandalay City Development Law were approved.


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