March 14, 2017

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New bridge on Thanlwin River to be named after Bogyoke Aung San

Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint.

On the 18th day fourth regular session of the Lower House in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, concerning the motion urging the Union Government to name a bridge built on Thanlwin River linking Mawlamyine and Chaungzon Townships in Mon State after Bogyoke Aung San Bridge, proposed by Daw Mi Kun Chan, a parliamentarian representing Paung Constituency, U Maung Myint, a Lower House representative from Minkin Constituency said that the main responsibilities of the parliament is legislation, administration and check and balance for undertakings carried out by the judicial organizations. He continued he will fully support if a proposal to name longest bridge in Myanmar after Bogyoke Aung San Bridge is submitted to the parliament.
Daw Aye Aye Mu (a) Daw Shar Mee, a politician from Kalay Constituency seconded the motion, saying it is time to build a democratic federal union to ensure national reconciliation and equality and 21stCentury Panglong Peace Conference is being held in a successful manner. The motion is intended to pay mutual respect among all ethnic people in Myanmar by naming a new bridge in Mon State after Bogyoke Aung San Bridge. The move will help contribute to building an equitable, democratic federal union, she added.
Lower House representatives U Kyaw Aung Lwin from Sedokdara Constituency and Daw Mar Mar Khaing from Thaton Constituency, Defense Services Representative Major Zaw Zaw Moe, Lower House Lawmakers U Myo Zaw Oo from Lewe Constituency, Daw San San Ei from Mohnyin Constituency, Daw Nang Htwe Thu from Phasang Constituency, U Inhtone Khar Nawsam from Myitkyina Constituency, U Nyan Hein from Thanbyuzayet Constituency, U Lamar Naw Aung of Ingyanyin Constituency, Daw Thandar of Einme Constituency, Daw Ni Ni May Myint from Taungup Constituency, Daw Wint War Tun from Shadaw Constituency and Daw Pyone Kathy Naing of Kalaw Constituency participated in the discussions.
Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing said that construction project of Thanlwin Bridge (Chaungzon) is aimed to link Mawlamyine, capital of Mon State and Chaungzone Township on Belu Island, one of the major islands in Myanmar crossing Thanlwin River, adding the bridge constructed on mouth of the sea will be first of its kind in Myanmar. The Lower House Speaker then sought approval from the MPs, announcing the proposal was approved with 217 votes in favour, 43 against and 116 abstentions.
In other matters, the Myanmar Investment Commission said it has been regularly posting approved investments, lists of companies and investment amounts on www.dica.gov.mm, the website of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, said Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win.
The deputy minister responded to the question as to whether the government has a plan to inform the investors and their business partners during the period from 2011 to 2016 and to inform the public with facts and figures of the MoUs that were signed by the foreign investors and successive governments, raised by Daw Khin Moh Moh Aung, a lamaker from Latha Constituency.
The businesses and weekly investment lists permitted by the MIC were posted on the aforementioned website for public knowledge within 24 hours, he responded.
He continued that the ministries concerned presented the MoU to seek approval from the President and the Hluttaw before it was signed in accord with rules and regulations. Reviewing processes were made by the respective ministries and its results are posted on the website of the Ministry of Construction. The deputy minister further replied to the query in regards to arrangements that have been made to focus on suggestions of the parliamentarians on behalf of the people at the meetings, asked by Daw Aye Mya Mya Myo, a legislator from Kyauktan Constituency.
Lower House Speaker U Win Myint said that the Lower House accepted the Vehicle Bill that was submitted to the Upper House and sent back with its amendments on 7 March. Member of Lower House Bill Committee Daw Mar Mar Khaing read out the committee’s findings and Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo seconded it. The Lower House Speaker sought approval of the MPs, saying the Lower House approved Bill Committee’s report. Chairman of the Lower House Bill Committee U Tun Tun Hein discussed matters relating to the Bill amending legal supports sent back by the Upper House with its amendments.
The 19th day fourth regular session of the Lower House continues at1:30 pm tomorrow.

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