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February 17, 2019

Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s eleventh regular session holds eighth-day meeting

By Aung Ye Thwin (MNA)

The eighth-day meeting of eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw was held yesterday morning at Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw where asterisk-marked questions and raised and answered and Hluttaw discussed two bills.

Asterisk-marked questions
U Saw Sein Tun of Kayah State constituency 4 raised the first question asked if there is a plan to upgrade Dawtama Nge Basic Education sub-High School in Dimawhso Township.
Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that there were only 177 high school students in the sub-High School and since it is only about a mile away from Dimawhso Basic Education High School there it is not in the priority list for upgrade in the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Furthermore at the moment the school is permitted to teach high school subjects.
Similarly U Myint Naing of Rakhine State constituency 5 asked if there is a plan to upgrade Sin Oh Chaing Village Basic Education sub-High School in Kyauktaw Township during 2019-2020 Academic Year. Here too Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that there were only 67 high school students in the sub-High School and it is only about six miles away from Apaukwa Basic Education High School and thus it is not in the priority list for upgrade during 2019-2020 Academic Year. As in the reply made to earlier question the school too is permitted to teach high school subjects said the Deputy Minister.
U Hla San of Magway Region constituency 1 on the other hand asked if there is a plan to provide teaching aid cars to government technical institutes and government technical high schools in the same way as provided to No. 5 Industrial Training Center (Magway). Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun replied that the matter was submitted to the President’s Office and as permission was granted, arrangements were being made to provide a total of 30 old vehicles for use as teaching aids at a rate of 5 cars per school to government technical institutes in Insein, Shwepyitha, Mandalay and PyinOoLwin, Japan-Myanmar Aung San vocational school and teachers training school. More submissions were made to do the same for remaining schools and it will be provided once permission is obtained said the Deputy Minister.

Discussion of bills
Following the asterisk-marked question session Tatmadaw representatives Captain Daw Than Than Win and Captain Daw Thazin Hlaing discussed on amending the age of marriage in Child Rights Bill to eighteen years old. Tatmadaw representatives Captain Dw Win Thiri Swe and Colonel Naing Oo also discussed the bill.
Next, U Maung Maung Ohn of Ayeyawady Region constituency 5 discussed the bill amending the Myanmar Engineering Council Law.
The ninth-day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 7 February it is learnt. (Translated by Zaw Min)

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