Shan parliament debates Inle Lake conservation bill
12 June 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Shan State Hluttaw debated a bill on the conservation of Inle Lake in Nyaungshwe township from June 6 to 8.
The bill was drafted by the
"This law is necessary for Inle Lake because no separate budget has been set aside for its conservation. It would allow the
The law has nine chapters. Inle Lake's administration group is chaired by the minister for Inn Ethnic
"I think we will wait till early 2020 to approve the bill. Some residents think enforcement of the law will make them feel uneasy. That is not true. We will approve the bill only after holding discussions with the public," said U Khin Maung Win, MP for Nyaungshwe and a member of the administration group.
In a signature petition, 48 local civil society groups around the lake demanded that the state government
The event was attended by the state minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the minister for Inn Ethnic Affairs, the minister for Karen Ethnic Affairs, MPs for Nyaungshwe constituencies 1 and 2, state department officials, the Nyaungshwe administrator, and officials from Taunggyi, Kalaw, Pindaya, Yatsauk, Ywarngan, Hsi Hsaing, Pinlaung,