June 16, 2017

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Loans, exports and illegal satellite dishes discussed at Pyithu Hluttaw

By Kyaw Thu Htet (MNA)

Pyithu Hluttaw being convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Agricultural loans, efforts to increase exports, illegally installed TV satellite dishes were among the issues discussed at yesterday’s Pyithu Hluttaw meeting.
A total of six questions and discussion and approval of one report were accomplished on the 16th Day Meeting of 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw 5thRegular Session held yesterday morning.
U Aung Htoo, Deputy Minister for Commerce replied to the question raised by U Sai Thiha Kyaw of Mongyai constituency on agricultural know-how, loans and exports.
“The Shan State Cabinet has been performing the tasks of sharing technical know-how for producing tomato juice and sauce, making arrangements for disbursing out loans with low-interest rates after linking with the Small & Medium Industrial Development Bank to the entrepreneurs of SMEs and linking with CB Bank for acquiring loans under the CGI System (Credit Guarantee Insurance). Myanmar tea leaves are being sold to over 300 Tee Graschner shops in Germany. Coffee seeds, the major agricultural produce of Shan State, were exported to the Czech Republic and United States of America starting from FY 2016-2017. Matters on increasing exports from Myanmar have been discussed at Myanmar-China Border Trade Cooperation Meetings and Myanmar-Thailand trade joint commission meetings. And, the Ministry is implementing Medium Term Programme (MTP)”, the deputy minister said.
U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister, replied to the question raised by U Khin Maung Win of Lanmadaw constituency on illegally installed TV satellite dishes.
“According to the finally released communication law, issuing licences and collecting fees concerning illegally installed TV satellites need not be made. Those equipments are required to be imported in accord with the export-import law and the custom law. But, supervision will be made for the acquisition of recommendations for technique on distribution of satellite equipments with communication system and transmission capacity included”, U Thant Sin Maung said.
Afterward, U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Transport and Communication and U Aung Htoo, deputy minister for commerce replied to the queries raised by U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Sedoktara constituency, Daw Khin Saw Wai of Yathedaung constituency and Dr U Saw Naing of South Okkalapa constituency as regards fetching good prices for agricultural produces and building a jetty bridge and overpass.
Following that, concerning the report of Pyithu Hluttaw National Ethnic Affairs and Internal Peace Implementation Committee, U Nam Mon Htin of Machanbaw constituency, U Thet Naung of Lahe constituency, U Win Htoo of Namsam constituency, U Myint Oo of Thanatpin constituency, U Sein Win of Maubin constituency, Daw Nam Than Than Lwin 0f Maubin, U Par Htan of Matupi constituency, U Lon Jon San Mai of Sumprabum constituency, U Soe Htay of Kawkareik constituency, U Sai Hsaing Mai of Mongkai constituency and Daw Wint Wah Tun of Shadaw constituency contributed.
After getting the decision of Hluttaw, U Win Myint, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw approved it.
The 5th regular session’s 17th day meeting will be held on 19th June, 2017.

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