August 18, 2016

Second Parliamentary Induction Programme begins

THE second Leadership and Capacity Building Programme for hluttaw committee chairpersons, secretaries and members was launched with an opening ceremony at the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his address, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than said the programme will help improve the capacity of various hluttaw committees.
The speaker stressed the need to boost the capacity of parliamentary committees, saying they serve as public for a representing different views of individual citizens and civil society organisations.
Likewise, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint said the induction programme is aimed at enabling the sharing of experiences and knowledge of international parliaments, developing the capacity of committees and helping parliamentarians understand the challenges and opportunities of their respective committees.
The Lower House speaker highlighted the importance of the role of the committees in building support for strong hluttaws, pointing out that building a better parliament is essential for maintaining a strong democracy.
During the second induction programme, which will last for five days up to 10 June, parliamentarians and experts on parliamentary committees from 12 countries are set to provide insight, experience and guidance into how MPs can effectively undertake their duties.  The first induction programme for the Myanmar parliament was held from 15 to 19 February this year.—Myanmar News Agency


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