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The second Pyithu Hluttaw continued its 15  session yesterday, with Union-level organizations answering questions raised by MPs and two proposals being

submitted before the parliament.

Land seized for sand mining will not be released: MOPFI

At the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday, the Ministry of Planning, Finance and industry replied to a question on the confiscation of land in Bokpyin Township.

Deputy Minister Dr. Min Ye Paing Hein denied that the ministry has plans to release the confiscated land as it has established a new village for local people.

The deputy minister said the sand extraction industry established at the previous site of the village has been allowed to mine as sand from that area could be used for producing high-quality glasses.

 Speaking about the reasonsfor not releasing the land, thedeputy minister said the movewas not meant to cause grievanceto locals. The ministry has set upa new village for them, and onlywhen the whole area is mined,there would be enough raw material to get the required output,        he said.  The question whether the ministry has plans to release the land was raised by MP U Nay Lin Tun of Bokpyin constituency.

 Similarly, Deputy Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Myint Kyaing replied the questions on implementation of the National Complaints Mechanism for Forced Labour in Myanmar raised by MP U Saw Tin Win of Kya-in-Seikkyi constituency; Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo on the ministry’s plan for conservation of river banks by growing low-cost grass plantation raised by MP Dr Aye Zin Latt of Shwebo constituency;          Deputy Minister Dr Min Ye Paing Hein on issuing licences on-line for industries and Deputy Minister Dr Mya Lay Sein on plan for formation of supervisory committees for surgical rooms at hospitals nationwide.  

Dr San Shwe Win of Yekyi constituency submitted a proposal urging the Union Government to control e-cigarettes (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System), Heated Tobacco Product for Heat-notburn-Product and Water pipe for smoking. The Pyithu Hluttaw decided to discuss the proposal.

 Dr Aye Min of Kayan Constituency submitted a proposal to form regional groups for raising health awareness comprised of regional general practitoners and volunteers in regions and states.

Reference : GNLM

 7 March 2020