September 16, 2016

National Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be formed soon


WORKS are underway to approve the formation of a National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.
The ministry has received a proposed list of the members to the Council from Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities, added the minister.
In his response to a parliamentary question, the Union minister said that the recently-drafted Rights of Persons with Disabilities rules was sent to the
Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities for suggestions and the rules are slated for finalisation before March next year following seminars involving stakeholders.
During yesterday’s session, Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing answered a call for upgrading of a road in Kyauktaw Township of Rakhine State, pledging that Kannar Road, the main road of the township, will be upgraded into an 18-foot tarred road during the next fiscal year.
Likewise, Union Minister for Religious and Cultural Affairs Thura U Aung Ko replied to a question calling for a master plan to preserve Thayekhittaya Pyu Old City in line with UNESCO standards, saying that cultural heritage conservation and management plans have been drawn up.
The Union minister stressed the need for the government to take a leading role at the national level in the comprehensive plan covering the whole region including Pyu Old City.


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