Cabinet reform to be completed earlier than expected
UNION Minister at the President’s Office Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday that the reformation of government ministries is expected to be completed earlier than expected, calling for speedy efforts to complete the process.
“Though the outline of the new government’s ministerial reformation plan was estimated to take one or two months, it has been encouraging to see that the reformation process has come together so far,” said the Union minister.
The quick reorganisation will work fast, she added.
Speaking at the coordination meeting on the reorganisation of ministries at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, Suu Kyi also urged Union ministers to make suggestions and pool ideas and to coordinate with ministries that were not present at the meeting, stressing that it is necessary to be flexible in the reformation.
President U Htin Kyaw formed the new government with 21 ministries, slimming it down from the 36 ministries of the previous government.
The reformed ministries includes a new Ministry of Ethnic Affairs According to the constitution, the ministries of Home Affairs, Border Affairs and Defence will be run by the Myanmar Defence Services.—GNLM