Fifth-day meeting of Union Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw
The fifth-day meeting of the Union Parliament’s 12th regular session was held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 9, reported the state-run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar. The first agenda of the meeting was informing the parliament about the appointment of Hla Tun as Mon State Minister for Electricity, Energy and Industry sent by the President, and the Union Parliament announced the matter being put on record. In the next agenda of the meeting, Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, and Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance Maung Maung Win explained on the reasoning behind granting Custom duty and commercial tax exemption for import of five Red Cross office vehicles. When the matter was put to the vote there were 364 for, 169 against and 2 abstentions and an announcement was made of the parliament approving the custom duty and commercial tax exemption on the import of five Red Cross office vehicles. On that session, the Union Parliament also approved Yen 38.6 billion loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency. The Union Parliament also announced its agreement to Myanmar acceding to Protocol of 1988 relating to the International Convention for the Safety of the Life at Sea 1974, according to the newspaper.