A parliamentary committee had slashed by nearly half a draft budget allocation of K200 billion (UU$203,000) for the Nay Pyi Taw council area, saying the amount was excessive.

The decision to cut K86 billion from the draft allocation for the coming financial year was welcomed by Pyithyu Hluttaw MP U Moe Zaw Hein (Union Solidarity and Development Party, Katha, Sagaing Region), a member of the joint public accounts committee in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.

“The amount being cut is enough to build twenty hospitals and it was suggested that it be allocated to the Ministry of Health,” U Moe Zaw Hein told the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on February 20.

He said the committee’s decision to cut the draft budget followed two days of negotiations with Nay Pyi Taw council officials.

The draft budget had listed for a range of proposed developments, including roads and bridges, buildings, and water and electricity supply projects.

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