September 21, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw hears answers to questions, receives proposal

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THE Pyithu Hluttaw meeting continued for the 37th day with a question and answer session and the submission of a proposal yesterday.
In his response to questions regarding the agriculture sector, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said that the distribution of quality strains, agricultural inputs and farming equipment to farmers are being carried out along with educative talks on the dissemination of knowledge about the use of fertilisers and pesticides, the establishment of modern research farmlands and the inspection and issuance of licenses regarding agricultural inputs.
Regarding waterway improvement and maintenance works, the Union minister
said that dredging operations and the repair and construction of dams and dykes for flood control are being undertaken in accordance with the ministry’s priority list.
The ministry will seek technological and financial assistance from international development partners pertaining to the improvement of waterways and the maintenance of dams, added the Union minister.
On a question regarding whether a plan to change the date of Peasants’ Day, held yearly on every 2 March, the Union minister stressed the need for farmers’ consent and legal procedures to change the date, adding that the ministry has no plan to change the date of Peasants’ Day.
During yesterday’s session, U Kyaw Aung Lwin of Setotaya Constituency submitted a proposal calling for the Union government to make efforts to help and protect abused and exploited Myanmar citizen workers working abroad in cooperation with designated countries to the parliament.
The Pyithu Hluttaw decided to discuss the proposal following parliamentary approval.


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