Magwe Re­gion par­lia­men­tar­i­ans seek new leg­isla­tive build­ing

The Myanmar Times - - News - NAY AUNG nayaung@mm­times.com

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

Photo: Sup­plied/Face­book

A ren­der­ing shows the new Magwe Re­gion Hlut­taw pro­posal.

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