Published on Monday, 07 January 2013 08:01
A proposal to halt outdated giant projects to be implemented by some ministries will be submitted to the forthcoming parliament to be held on January 9, Members of Parliament said.
As soon as the National Project Bill for 2013 to be adopted by the Union government has been discussed and approved, follow-up Union Budget Bill for 2013-2014 will continue to be put forward at the sixth regular session of the First Phyithu Hluttaw, secretary Saw Hla Tun of Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee said.
The Budget Bill and National Project Bill will be highlighted to be approved at the upcoming parliament. Some of the government projets are out of date compared with those in the current age. Some projects are not in progress due to various reasons. Some factories are operating at a loss, secretary Aye Mauk of Pyithu Hluttaw Plannning and Financial Development Committee said.
For instance, Ta Ta Auto Plant in Pakokku Industrial Zone can’t manufacture autos any longer after signing the agreement. Some heavy industries in Thagara Industrial Zone are the same as Ta Ta Auto Plant. These factories are of no interest to the country and the people and should be closed or privatized, Aye Mauk added.
Some projects of the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the Ministry of Construction should be revised and so should the Ministry of Eduction and the Ministry of Health, the secretary continued.
The projects are to be debated for the equitable development in regions and states especially in Rakhine, Chin ,Shan and Kachin. The most important matter is that the foreign currency spending of the ministries should be scrutinized. Foreign currency should be spent on the useful projects, Aye Mauk noted.
A proposal to urge the government to establish a national policy to restore peace promptly in Kachin State will also be put forward at the upcoming parliament.
The Citizens Investment bill and others are likely to be approved at the sixth regular session.
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