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Parliament approves appointment of two union ministers

MPs discuss arrangements for new foreign loans to upgrade Yangon Circular Rail Line.—MNA
MPs discuss arrangements for new foreign loans to upgrade Yangon Circular Rail Line.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 24 Aug — A Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Parliament) session on Monday approved the appointments of two union ministers by the president.
Lt-Gen Sein Win has been appointed the Union Minister for Defence and Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe the Union Minister for Border Affairs.  Parliament also designated five new towns in Bago Region, before deputy ministers discussed arrangements for new foreign loans including Yen 24.866 billion for upgrading the Yangon Circular Rail Line, Yen 41.115 billion for the second phase of upgrading the national grid and Yen 33.869 billion for upgrading three bridges on Myanmar’s east-west economic corridor. The session also passed a marital law affecting Myanmar women, a law for the preservation of ancient buildings and discussed a new broadcasting law. MNA

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