August 19, 2016

Parliament to discuss private hospital lease

Dr San Shwe Win. Photo: MNA
Dr San Shwe Win. Photo: MNA

THE Pyithu Hluttaw session entered its 21st day yesterday with one representative putting forward a proposal to suspend the lease of a 4.3-acre plot owned by the Ministry of Health near Yangon General Hospital for the construction of a private hospital.
While submitting the proposal Dr San Shwe Win of Yekyi Constituency called for the suspension of the lease of land for private hospital construction, blaming a lack of transparency regarding the rental process.
According to the representative, the 4.3-acre land plot is owned by the Ministry of Health and it is situated near Yangon General Hospital (YGH).
The representative pointed out that the land is set for the future extension of YGH.
The Pyithu Hluttaw approved the proposal to be discussed in the parliament and invited representatives willing to take part in the parliamentary discussion on the proposal to list their names no later than 6 May.
A question and answer session followed.
Responding to a question raised by U Sit Aye of Taungtha Constituency about the ministry’s plan to avoid power outrages this summer, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Pe Zin Tun said that arrangements are being made to have additional 300 megawatts of electricity from hydropower and natural gas-fired power stations incorporated into the power system.
According to the Union minister the country is expected to have a power supply deficit of 280 megawatts this summer with demand of 2,730 megawatts and supply of 2450 megawatts.
On a question about the government’s policy on the name of a group of people living in the country, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe replied that people in Tarmoenye region have not yet been officially recognised yet as an ethnic group however they have been allowed to use their racial name, ‘Mon Won Bamar’,  on the citizenship IDs in order to have a unique identidy.
According to rules and regulations of the issuance of citizenship security cards, IDs have been issued for Mon Won people since 1989 and have included the racial name, added the Union minister.—Myanmar News Agency


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