Magwe Region parliamentarians seek new legislative building
MAGWE Region lawmakers are pushing for a new parliamentary building within the next two years.
Construction on new a Magwe Region Hluttaw building will begin in the coming months, said Magwe Region Vice Speaker U Zaw Myo Win (NLD; Myothit 2).
The current building is in the regional government’s office compound but officials are hoping the new one will be built on 7.48 acres of golf course land. They have applied for a land-use permit and are 75 percent sure that it will be approved, hluttaw officials said.
In addition to needing a permit, the MPs also need funding for the project.
“The K1 billion [US$845,000] budget is insufficient,” said U Zaw Myo Win. “We held a ceremony to present the designs in the hluttaw.”
They plan to resubmit the budget, he added.
“We told the architect we wanted the design to be based on two factors,” he said. “The first is that it is transparent and has the same beliefs as the people. The second is that it reflects the image of Magwe.”
A media space and an information room will be built near the entrance of the hluttaw.
A statue of Bogyoke Aung San will be placed out front, said Magwe Region representative U Nay Myo Kyaw (NLD; Minbu 2).
– Translation by Khine Thazin Han
A rendering shows the new Magwe Region Hluttaw proposal.