Fifth-day meet­ing of Union Par­lia­ment held in Nay Pyi Taw

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

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.

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