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Sustainable Development: 2-Day Forum Concluded In Nay Pyi Taw

19 January 2018

Sharing natural resources are needed to be "equity", ethnic affairs' representatives urged for the sustainable development of less developing places.

Emergence of a law for sharing natural resources for all states and regions has been undertaken at the Union level. And the discussions made at the two-day forum on the sustainable development of the ethnic nationalities are going to be considered in drafting the law.

A Minister for Kayin Ethnics Affairs of Ayeyawady Region said the upcoming law is to support the less developing ethnic areas more, instead of providing same rights and opportunity.

Education, health and transportation sectors are challenging mostly at where ethnic people live in, she added, those sectors should be given "spotlight" when the law is enacted.

MINISTER, KAYIN ETHNIC AFFAIRS (AYEYAWADY REGION), MOE MYAT MYAT THU said “In my point of view, ethnic people need "equity" than "equality" in sharing natural resources. Being greedy doesn't work for the development. So such a kind of sharing can lead the development as well as peace.”

A regional MP Thaw Zin Win hopes the Union level MPs emphasis on it at the parliament sessions, saying that regional MPs have less authority for law enactment.

MP, THAW ZIN WIN said “I hope the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs give attention to the result of the forum. For me like regional MPs have less authorities for the law enactment, so the union level MPs do very well, I wish.”

It's also learnt that the outcome of the forum will be submitted to the Ministry of Ethnics Affairs.