August 20, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw roundup

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A representatives from the 13th Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) highlighted that the Rule of Law and Tranquility Committee was unable to process more than 3,700 complaints from the public due there being a lack of cooperation with other committees.
The 13th Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) session continued in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday, with debates held on one bill and two reports.
Government officials answered five questions raised by representatives during the session. The first response was given by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Daw Su Su Hlaing, who said that in the 2013-14 fiscal year, the ministry built a multipurpose community shelter in Lonpike Village in Myebon Township and in Tharzigne Village in Pauktaw Township to protect locals in the event of a natural disaster. She said that the Rakhine State Government is currently building 10 cyclone shelters in Rakhine State.
On the question of education gap between far-flung areas and more developed cities, Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung said that the ministry is taking measures to narrow the education gap by developing a strategic plan for the education sector and establishing distance education centres across the country.
The lower house session then approved the bill amending the Myanmar Lighthouse Act.
Afterwards, representatives discussed the reports of Union Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee.
A discussion was held about the importance of the incumbent government’s pledges being followed through by the incoming government.


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