Eleventh regular session of Second Amyotha Hluttaw held its 23rd meeting yesterday morning at Amyotha Hluttaw building in Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, asterisk-marked questions were raised and answered and a report of an Amyotha Hluttaw committee read.
Asterisk-marked question session
The day’s meeting starts off with asterisk-marked question session where the first question was raised by U Hla Myint @ U Hla Myint Than of Mon State Constituency. The MP was asking whether there was any plan to pay compensation for 85 acres of plantation lands from five farmers in Mon State, Kyaikto Township, Kyuntaw Village tract that was confiscated when a Tatmadaw regiment was established in the area back in 2001. Deputy Minister for Defence Rear-Admiral Myint Nwe replied that there were now no plan to pay compensation because the land were confiscated under the order of Ministry of Home Affairs, there was no evidence of ownership of land, compensation was paid but was not taken out and the farmers had already signed letters of no objection when the lands were confiscated.
On the question raised by U Whey Tin of Chin constituency 11 on a plan to construct a new pedestrian suspension bridge to replace the 300 ft. long pedestrian suspension bridge over Shinlet Creek connecting Upper Shinlet and Lower Shinlet villages in Shinlet Village Tract, Paletwa Township, Chin State, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut replied that fund will be requested from 2019-2020 fiscal year border region development fund. Depending upon fund allocation the bridge will be constructed said the Deputy Minister.
U Aye Min Han of Mon State constituency 1 on the other hand asked whether there is a plan to repair the 3 miles 2 furlong section of U Nar Auk road (Kado, Kawnap, Zathapyin) connecting 13 villages in Mon State and Kayin State. Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut explained that fund will be earmarked in the 2019-2020 fiscal year border region development fund and the road will be repaired depending upon fund allocation.
Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut also responded to a question raised by U Sai San Aung of Shan State Constituency 12 on the budget year in which water supply for Panwaing Town, Hopan District, Wa Self-Administered Division will be provided from ground water seepages. The Deputy Minister explained that Wa Self-Administered Division leading body and township/district committee were required to conduct detailed field survey and report on availability of water sources. Based on the assessment of the report and together with priority ranking designated, it will be put on record for implementation. To reply to the MP’s question, the work can be planned in fiscal year 2021-2022 only if the work is in the priority program said the Deputy Minister.
Similarly a question raised by U Lal Min Htan of Chin State constituency 10 on plan to construct a 10 mile long Darlin Village-Lon Kywe Village-India border in Matupi Township, Chin State during fiscal year 2019-2020 was answered by Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut who said that Darlin Village-Long Kywe (old) village-India border BP 23 road was constructed in fiscal year 2015-2016 and it was still being used by the local. Therefore there is no plan to construct any further during fiscal year 2019-2020 said the Deputy Minister.
Amyotha Hluttaw Public Complaints Committee Report 2/2018 read
Finally Amyotha Hluttaw Public Complaints Committee secretary U Win Kyaing read and submitted the committee’s report 2/2018 to the Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the report to register their names. The 24th meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 13 March.
By Aung Ye Thwin,
Lu Maw (MNA)
(Translated by Zaw Min)