August 19, 2016

Pyithu Hluttaw Roundup

pyithuTHE Ministry of Education is upgrading distance education universities in order to stay abreast of universities in other countries by reviewing the education assessment system, training academic personnel and building infrastructure for both students and faculty members, said Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung in Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday.
The reply was given in response to a question from Daw Nang Nwam of Shadaw constituency, who asked about progress on plans to upgrade distance education universities in remote areas.
U Tin Maung Oo of Shwepyitha Constituency asked a question on future plans for travel sectors, including aviation, waterways and railways. Deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein replied that the Ministry of Transport upgraded 33 airports at a cost of K102.71 million (US$79.50 million) from 2010 to 2015 fiscal years. A total of 10 state-owned and privately operated airlines have been operating between 2010 to 2014, while 23 international airlines now offer direct flights to Myanmar.
The number of sea vessels rose up 4,922 in 2015 from 3,658 in 2010. Moreover, the Ministry of Rail Transportation purchased 42 locomotives, 80 passenger coaches, 250 wagons and 57 RBE trains from 2011 to 2015. The domestic workshops assembled locomotives, coaches and wagons from 2011 to date.
The Hluttaw approved the arbitration bill sent back with amendments by Amyotha Hluttaw and decided to discuss 52 separate points of contention at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
U Win Than of Thabaung Constituency read out the report of Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committee while Bill Committee member U Soe Rei of Dimawhso Constituency read the report on bill amendment of the Myanmar Lighthouse Act. U Win Myint of Pathein Constituency read out the report of Pyithu Hluttaw Rule of Law and Tranquillity Committee.—Myanmar News Agency


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