Committees Formed In Mandalay’s Regional Parliament

By Zarni Mann 24 March 2016

MANDALAY – The Mandalay Division Parliament session resumed on Thursday and formed four regional parliamentary committees, out of what is expected to be a final total of twelve.

The newly created groups include committees for Public Affairs, Public Expenditure and Financial Verification, Agriculture and Livestock, as well as Resources and the Environment.

National League for Democracy (NLD) parliamentarians Zaw Maung from Mandalay’s Pyigyidagon Constituency was elected as chairman of the Public Affairs committee and Ye Min Oo from Patheingyi Constituency, will serve as the secretary. The committee’s duties include monitoring legal issues in the parliament as well as public needs.

The Public Expenditure and Financial Verification Committee, which monitors use of the regional government’s budget, selected the NLD’s Aung Than Tun from Singu Constituency to be the chairperson and the secretary is Wine Chit Aung from Thaungtha Constituency.

Monitoring the environmental impact of gold, gem and marble mining in Mandalay Division is the Committee for Resources and Environment. The chairman of this group is Aye Khine from Kyaukpadaung Constituency, and the secretary was chosen as Zaw Zaw Aung from Maha Aung Myay Constituency.

In past parliament sessions, committees for ethnic affairs, parliamentarian affairs, draft laws, local projects, as well as budget and finance, were formed.