September 21, 2016

Bill to amend the 1973 Law of Myanmar Board of Examinations to be reviewed

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THE Amyotha Hluttaw decided to review a bill to amend the 1973 Law of Myanmar Board of Examinations following a debate on the bill by parliamentarians during its 35th day meeting yesterday.
In his discussion, U Soe Thein alias U Maung Soe of Taninthayi Region Constituency No 10 pointed out that some words contained in the bill need to be amended and removed in order to meet legal terms and to be more meaningful.
Likewise, U Kyaw Naing of Yangon Region Constituency 12 said that there would be no changes in the Myanmar Board of Examinations if it was to be formed again with those in the education sector led by the Minister for Educations as chairman in accordance with the previous law, calling for the development of syllabi and curricula and for the formation of the Board to meet international standards.
Dr Than Win of Mandalay Region Constituency 1 expressed his support for the bill, stating that the bill provides room for action against student misconduct during exams. An education system depends upon the effectiveness of its examination system, one that can guarantee the eradication of examination malpractices, added the lawmaker.
Regarding the bill, the Speaker of the Amyotha Hluttaw said that the bill will be reviewed by the Bill Committee.
Next, the Bill to repeal Emergency Provisions Act was approved as submitted by the Bill Committee and parliamentarians were invited to discuss the third revised bill to amend the Ward or Village-tract Administration Law sent back by the Pyithu Hluttaw with amendments.
During yesterday’s Amyotha Hluttaw session, Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing responded to questions regarding matters related to electrification.
Regarding a call for the connection of electricity to Tamu of Sagaing Region via the national power grid, the deputy minister said that budgets have been set for the 2017-2018 FY to implement construction of sub-power station projects and the installation of a 230KV Kalay-Tamu power line that will run 90 miles. Upon completion, Tamu will be provided with electricity from the national power grid.
Likewise, the deputy minister replied to questions regarding electrification in Chin State, saying that the installation of a 66KV Mindat-Matupi power line and construction of a sub-power station are being implemented by the tender-winning Aung Myint Mo Co., Ltd.
The ministry will seek a budget to install a 66 KV power line to Yayzwa at an opportune time following a feasibility study there, added the deputy minister.
On the power supply to Lailinpi, arrangements have been made to electrify the town using a 250KVA diesel generator and plans are underway to set up a 2.75-mile power line in next fiscal year, said the deputy minister.
In his response to a question regarding embezzlement cases involving rural
electrification activities, the deputy minister said that the ministry laid down a set of 12 points for rural electrification committees to follow, saying that action is being taken against persons including departmental personnel suspected of being involved in embezzlement cases.


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