August 18, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw hears answers to parliamentary questions, discusses proposal

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THE Pyithu Hluttaw meeting entered its 17th day with a question and answer session and discussions on a proposal calling for measures to combine farming with livestock breeding that can help rural farmers improve their per acre yield, thereby contributing towards poverty alleviation and better living standards.
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi responded to questions regarding the construction of a new school building for Nyaung Shwe BEHS-1 and apartments for academic and admin staff being developed on a land plot owned by the ?
ministry in Yangon.
The Union minister said that a new school building will be constructed for the school as their old building has been earmarked as dangerous. This will occur next fiscal year.
On apartments for staff of the Higher Education Department (Yangon), the Union minister replied that the ministry will receive 2,390 apartments under a contract signed between the education ministry, construction ministry and Myanmar Imperial Vega Co Ltd, saying that university teachers have been allowed to stay at 122 apartments as the construction of three buildings has been completed.
Moreover, the ministry will also get 16 buildings that include universities, community centres, markets, scientific device factories and others in accordance with the contract, added the Union minister.
Next, parliamentarians expressed their support for the agriculture sector development proposal and held discussions on it.
Defence Services personnel Hluttaw representative Major Zin Myo Lat highlighted the importance of measures to be taken for per acre yield and called for a green project (meat sector) that can help ensure one village, one product promotion leading farmers to generate more income.
U Myat Lay Oo of Htilin Constituency stressed the need for the government’s commitment to assisting the country’s agriculture sector with foreign investment and technology.
Regarding the proposal, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Tun Win called on the parliament to put the proposal on record and so the Pyithu Hluttaw documented the proposal.


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