Myanmar's new president U Htin Kyaw submits proposal plan for forming govt
Myanmar's president-elect U Htin Kyaw on Thursday submitted to the a proposal plan of forming the new government to the Union Parliament, as part of the process in preparation for taking office.
Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar's president-elect U Htin Kyaw on Thursday submitted to the a proposal plan of forming the new government to the Union Parliament, as part of the process in preparation for taking office.
U Htin Kyaw's proposal plan was forwarded two days after he was elected by the parliament as president of Myanmar for the next five years, Xinhua news agency reported.
The new government will be sworn-in on 30 March and will assume office from 1 April.
U Htin Kyaw has proposed the formation of 21 ministries with 18 ministers to be appointed and the proposal will be discussed by parliament on Friday.
The listed ministries are those of foreign affairs, agriculture, transport, culture and religion, natural resources and environment conservation, electric power and energy, labour and immigration, national planning and finance, industry, health, education, construction, social welfare, relief and resettlement, hotels and tourist, commerce, information, ethnic affairs, president's office, defence, home affairs and border affairs.
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U Htin Kyaw will be the first civilian to lead Myanmar after over 50 years of military rule.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Htin Kyaw for being elected as Myanmar's first civilian President in over five decades