December 19, 2016

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Bill to repeal Emergency Provisions Act submitted to Pyithu Hluttaw

U Tun Tun Hein, chairman of the Bill Committee. Photo: MNA
U Tun Tun Hein, chairman of the Bill Committee. Photo: MNA

Bill Committee put forward a bill to revoke the 1950 Emergency Provisions Act to Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday.
U Ba Shein, member of the Bill Committee, submitted the motion and U Tun Tun Hein, chairman of the Bill Committee, read out the committee’s report on the bill on the fifth day of the second regular session of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw.
Next, a motion calling for preparedness measures to reduce public concern on dykes of Ayeyawady river and Ngawun river in Ayeyawady Region and further measures to be undertaken in the open season to ensure durability of the dykes was put forward to the parliament.
Then, a question and answer session followed, with Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win responding to questions by lawmakers.
Regarding the return of farmlands in reserved forests and protected areas in Banmauk Township, the Union minister stated that 3,175.57 acres included in the township’s forest area will be deleted from the list of forest areas of the township.
But, 406.68 acres will be designated for establishment of community forest plantations and 181-16 acres will be leased for a long period of time, added the Union minister.
Likewise, the Union minister replied to a question on a 30-acre coal mine of Ngwe Yi Pale mining company in Hsipaw Township, saying that the company has vowed to meet the demands of local people in accord with the periods set to be fulfilled and it is conducting EIA, HIA, SIA and EMP on the coal mine.
According to Union minister, the company’s responsible persons held a public consultation meeting on coal mining at a monastery in Namma village-tract in the township on 25 June, attended by village heads and townselders.—Myanmar News Agency

U Ba Shein, member of the Bill Committee. Photo: MNA
U Ba Shein, member of the Bill Committee. Photo: MNA

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