October 07, 2016

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Regular session of 2nd Amyotha Hluttaw ends

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THE Second Regular Session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw successfully concluded yesterday. The Hluttaw session lasted 45 days from 25 July to 7 October, 2016. The representatives were able to raise 239 questions and approve 14 bills into laws while sending 9 bills to the Pyithu Hluttaw and the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for their approval.
At yesterday’s session, Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than of the Amyotha Hluttaw urged representatives to learn the lives, wishes and opinions of the public for themselves during the recess in order to promote the interests of the people.
Representative also raised questions on upgrading communication systems for mobile phones in Laikha.
U Wai Sein Aung of Rakhine State Constituency 1 asked the government if it has a plan to upgrade the ferry service between Sittway and Rathedaung townships.
U Maung Kyaw Zan of the Constituency 9 of Rakhine State, asked the government if it has a plan to take action against illegal logging in the forests in Maungtaw District, Rakhine State.
In his reply to the question, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win said the ministry has not permitted logging or timber trading in Maungtaw District and local authorities are also cracking
down on illegal business in the district.


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