Pyithu Hluttaw approved the third revised bill to amend the Ward or Village-tract Administration Law during its 35th day meeting yesterday.
Speaker U Win Myint announced Pyithu Hluttaw’s approval for the Bill following a debate on paragraphs and sub-paragraphs amended and approved in Amyotha Hluttaw by lawmakers.
During yesterday’s session, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe responded to calls for revision of the 1945 Police Act to be in line with the present situations and removal of buildings, shops and trees blocking drivers’ view of pedestrians and traffic at dangerous turns on motorways.
Works are underway to approve the Myanmar Police Force draft law, with the ministry preparing for the release of an order by the President and seeking the remarks of the Union Attorney- General’s Office regarding the 1945 Police Act, added the deputy minister.
Regarding traffic safety, the deputy minister said that members of the traffic police corps are stepping up efforts on road safety awareness and traffic rules enforcement in cooperation with relevant departments.
Actions have been taken against those who occupied land in the road boundary without the Ministry of Construction’s permission in accord with the Expressway Law and Roads Law, added the deputy minister.
According to Section 7 (a) of the Roads Law, those who constructed buildings in the road boundary without permission will be subject to fines to at least from K100,000 to K500,000.— Myanmar News Agency