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Myan­mar, CIDCA sign doc­u­ments on in­dus­try and trans­port projects

Myan­mar and the China In­ter­na­tional Devel­op­ment Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (CIDCA) on March 14 signed the ex­change of let­ters on in­dus­try and trans­porta­tion projects in Nay Pyi Taw, re­ported Xin­hua. The doc­u­ment on up­grad­ing pro­ject for No.(2) In­dus­trial Train­ing Cen­ter, Man­dalay was signed by Myan­mar's In­dus­try Min­istry and the CIDCA. The Plan­ning and Finance Min­istry and CIDCA signed the ex­change of let­ter on the pro­ject for the pas­sen­ger coaches un­der the Chi­nese in­ter­est free loan. The Plan­ning and Finance Min­istry’s per­ma­nent sec­re­tary Tun Tun Naing said that Myan­mar wel­comed the projects be­cause they met the govern­ment's ob­jec­tives for the sus­tain­able devel­op­ment of the na­tion.

Myan­mar plans to es­tab­lish coast guard for mar­itime se­cu­rity

D eputy De­fense Min­is­ter Rear Ad­mi­ral Myint Nwe, on March 13, told the Lower House ses­sion held in Nay Pyi Taw that Myan­mar aims to set up coast guard to pro­mote mar­itime se­cu­rity, ac­cord­ing to par­lia­men­tary news. The navy has been cur­rently shoul­der­ing the du­ties per­tain­ing to coast guard as Myan­mar does not have one yet. When the coast guard is formed, the navy will also take the lead in form­ing an in­te­grated com­mand cen­ter con­sist­ing of ex­perts from the Mar­itime Po­lice Force, Cus­toms De­part­ment, Im­mi­gra­tion De­part­ment, Ma­rine Ad­min­is­tra­tion De­part­ment and Myan­mar Port Author­ity, the Rear Ad­mi­ral said. He dis­closed that the navy will co­or­di­nate ex­change of in­for­ma­tion be­tween these dif­fer­ent ma­rine or­ga­ni­za­tions and ex­e­cute prompt de­ci­sion to safe­guard Myan­mar's wa­ters. The govern­ment an­nounced in Jan­uary this year that it will form a coast guard to pro­tect its 2,080-km coast line and ter­ri­to­rial wa­ters.

Union Par­lia­ment MPs dis­cuss re­port of Joint Com­mit­tee to Study a bill to amend the Con­sti­tu­tion

L aw­mak­ers dis­cussed the re­port of Joint Com­mit­tee to Study a bill to amend the Con­sti­tu­tion in the 15th meet­ing of Union Par­lia­ment 11th reg­u­lar ses­sion held in Nay Pyi Taw on March 14, re­ported the state-run news­pa­per The Global New Light of Myan­mar. A to­tal of 15 law­mak­ers con­sist­ing of 11 Lower House rep­re­sen­ta­tives in­clud­ing seven Tat­madaw (mil­i­tary) rep­re­sen­ta­tives and four Up­per House rep­re­sen­ta­tives. On other par­lia­men­tary is­sues, dur­ing the par­lia­men­tary ses­sion, Deputy Min­is­ter for Nat­u­ral Re­sources and En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion Dr. Ye Myint Swe and Deputy Min­is­ter for Plan­ning and Finance Maung Maung Win re­sponded and ex­plained dis­cus­sions made by law­mak­ers on the Joint Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee re­port 5/2019 that cov­ers the ac­counts com­mit­tee’s find­ings and re­marks on com­plaints made against pri­vate com­pa­nies in Man­dalay con­duct­ing raw jade ex­hi­bi­tions and the sta­tus of tax re­ceived from those ex­hi­bi­tions. This was fol­lowed by Joint Pub­lic Ac­counts Com­mit­tee Vice Chair­man Aung Min of Zalun con­stituency who tabled a mo­tion for the par­lia­ment to ap­prove the re­port 5/2019 and the par­lia­ment ap­proved the re­port.

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