President proposes to replace post of Union Minister for Border Affairs with Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, to assign Gen Myat Hein to Union Minister for Communications & Information Technology, JICA to grant 66 billion Yen ODA to Myanmar

Report
from Government of Myanmar
Published on 08 Feb 2013 View Original

Nay Pyi Taw, 8 Feb- President U Thein Sein sent a message to the Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw today asking to assign Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Thein Htay to his previous military post and to replace his post with Lt- Gen Thet Naing Win and to assign General Myat Hein to the post of Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology.

During the meeting, Union Minister for Finance and Revenue U Win Shein reported on ODA Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA.

According to his report, JICA will grant aid package worth about 66 billion Yen (US$ 704.28 million).

The aid package include 17 billion Yen for infrastructure projects which will help alleviate poverty in states and regions, 20 billion Yen for the first step of the development of infrastructure for the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, 29 billion Yen for infrastructures for power supply in Yangon and for upgrading Kyangin Cement Plant.

Regarding the report, findings and remarks of the Joint Bill Committee were discussed and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved it.

The repor t al s o suggested Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to approve the ODA loan as it should be used in the development of the country.

U Win Than of Thabaung constituency urged Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to reconsider the forming of investigation commission for “Above the Law” article written by Dr Seik Hpwa, criticizing Hluttaw.

U Thein Nyunt of Thingangyun Constituency seconded the forming of the investigation commission, urging to take actions against the writer who criticized the Hluttaw which is constituted with the representatives of the people.

In his clarification, he also urged the media to use polite usage and to have positive attitude when they criticized the Hluttaw.

He also urged the media to understand the two roles: Hluttaw and representatives when they pointed out wrong and mistakes and when they expressed the diverse opinions in the democratic system.

The inves t igat ion commission is constituted with 17 members.

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will hold its 8th day meeting on 13 February.