The draft Development Bill has been approved in Parliament

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Soe Htike Aung

Kayah State Hluttaw approved the draft Development Bill on December 24, the second day of the 19th regular session of the second Kayah State Hluttaw.

The Speaker of the Kayah State Hluttaw announced that the bill was approved by all members of the State Hluttaw.

On the third day of the 18th regular session of the second Kayah State Hluttaw on September 3, U Yan Naing Swe from Hpa-Saung Township Constituency No. 2 said, “The reasons for enacting the new development bill are to ensure to develop a sustainable urban development system with the full participation of the people in the development work in Kayah State, strengthening public services and transparency, and to ensure mutual accountability and accountability.”

Under the previous Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government, the 2013 Kayah State Development Law was rewritten.The 2013 Kayah State Development Law under Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) Government has 19 chapters and 90 sections, and the new development bill is totally 23 chapters with 130 sections.

The law on development organizations was approved on the third day of the fifth session of the first Kayah State Hluttaw on March 29, 2013.

After collecting the survey results of totally (860) populations – some people from 7 townships in Kayah State, the government departments, and civil society organizations (CSOs) – for drafting a new development bill, the relevant representatives sat meetings for 26 times and approved it.

For the first time under the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government, which formed a government in 2010-2015, nine laws were approved by the Kayah State Hluttaw.

Under the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, which won the 2015 general election, eight laws were passed until the second day of the 19th regular session of the second Kayah State Hluttaw.It was said the microfinance law will be approved in the next parliamentary session.

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