SAFE staff quarters will be built for teachers working in the country’s remote areas, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.
According to the ministry, a budget of more than K10 billion had been allocated for the construction of 55 staff quarters for the 2015-2016 FY and 11 four-storey buildings with 264 apartments for the 2016-2017 FY. In his response to questions at the parliament the Union minister vowed to put priority on building staff quarters for teachers in cooperation with region/state governments.
U Tet Tun Aung, who raised a question about staff quarters for teachers in rural areas, said that it is required that the government improve the accommodation and livelihoods of teachers assigned to fur-flung areas.
During yesterday’s Amyotha Hluttaw session, Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho also responded to a question about distillery wastewater dumped into the Hsinkyone creek by the Yaung Ni liquor factory in Ayeyawady Region and actions against the distribution of low-quality alcoholic beverages on the market.
The Union minister pledged that the departments concerned and the Ayeyawady Region government will make an inspection tour of the liquor factory after the distiller completed repair works and action will be taken against the factory if it does not meet set standards.
No toxic chemicals were found in the factory’s product following a laboratory test carried out last fiscal year, said the Union minister, adding that the distiller was asked to halt production until the completion of repair works.
Next, Chairman of Union Civil Service Board Dr Win Thein put forward a Bill to revise Civil Service Law to the Amyotha Hluttaw.
Thein Ko Lwin/Myanmar News Agency