At the eleventh-day meeting of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw’s ninth regular session held yesterday morning at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall, asterisk-marked questions were raised and answered, two reports read, Major Bridge bill tabled and a motion debated.
In the asterisk-marked questions asked, Dr. Khin Maung Win of Taninthayi Region constituency 11 first posed a question on plans to construct a Thai-Myanmar trade bridge over Pachan River in Taninthayi Region, Kawthoung Township. Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin replied that there was no agreement between Myanmar and Thailand to construct a bridge over Pachan River yet, and thus at the moment, there is no plan to do so.
Dr. Khun Win Thaung of Kachin State constituency 11 then said 22-wheel heavy trucks from a neighboring country was carrying bananas on the Bhamo-Myitkyina-Kanpaikti route in Kachin State, reducing the strengths of roads and bridges along the route and asked if there is any plan to prevent damages to the roads and bridges. Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin answered that discussions had been conducted with Kachin State government to ban 10-wheel and above heavy trucks on this route during the rainy season. In this rainy season, notices will be posted banning 10-wheel and above heavy trucks on this route and overload prevention groups are systematically formed to prevent violation of the ban, said the Deputy Minister.
Finally, replying to a question raised by U Myo Htat @ Salai Myo Htike of Chin State constituency 12 on a plan to construct a motorcar road in Chin State, Paletwa Township, Sami town ward 3-Pi Wa- Ah Lon Bway-Phaung Pike Kone-Ta Lon Kone-Tat Chaung villages, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said funds to construct an earth road and to widen the road width on 6-mile Sami-Pi Wa section and 8 miles 3 furlongs Par Htan-Tat Chaung section will be submitted to Chin State government in fiscal year 2019-2020 and work will be done depending upon fund allocation.
Chin State government is to submit to the Union Government office for Ministry of Construction to take over the 5-mile 5-furlong Pi Wa-Ah Lon Bway-Par Htan road section and once permission is granted, it will be included in the list of roads under the Department of Rural Road Development and fund requested according to procedure, said the Deputy Minister.
Myanmar Travel Bill
Next, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than obtained the decision of the Hluttaw on the Myanmar Travel Bill approved by Amyotha Hluttaw being returned by Pyithu Hluttaw with amendments. Hluttaw decided to approve the amendment of the Pyithu Hluttaw and an announcement was made, accordingly.
Second Bill amending the Myanma Pearl Law
Afterwards, Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member U Sai Tun Aung read and explained the bill committee report on the 2nd Bill amending the Myanma Pearl Law approved and sent with amendments by the Pyithu Hluttaw. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker then obtained the decision of the Hluttaw and approved the bill.
Major Bridge Bill
Following this, Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin submitted the Major Bridge Bill to the Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee member Brig-Gen Tint Lwin read and explained the bill committee report on the bill. Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker then announced for Hluttaw representatives who want to discuss the bill to enroll their names.
Discussion on a motion tabled by U Myo Win of Mon State constituency 8
Later, a motion tabled by U Myo Win of Mon State constituency 8, urging the government to control and manage the management committee, development committee and farmland management committee to ensure that there is no corruption, because plots were formed on many farms and plantation lands and sold off illegally, causing losses of farms and plantation lands and lands set aside for expansion of towns and villages were also lost in a similar manner, was discussed by Daw Htu May of Rakhine State constituency 11, Daw Myat Thida Tun of Mon State constituency 5, U Min Oo of Bago Region constituency 6, U Hla Myint @ U Hla Myint Than of Mon State constituency 11, Daw Ei Ei Pyone of Ayeyawady Region constituency 8 and U Aye Bo of Yangon Region constituency 11.
The twelfth-day meeting of the ninth regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held on 23 August, it is learnt.