August 30, 2016

Amyotha Hluttaw donates toward restoration of quake-hit Bagan, questions rural development plans

Dr Tun Win.
Dr Tun Win.

THE representatives of the Amyotha Hluttaw donated their daily allowances for one day toward the restoration of quake-hit cultural heritage sites and ancient pagodas in Bagan during its 23rd session yesterday.
During yesterday’s session, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Tun Win responded to questions regarding rural development undertakings.
The deputy minister said that a road section on Ganaiyway-Phetkon-Linlay road in Taunggyi Township will be upgraded with the use of a budget of K192.367 million by the ministry’s rural development department and arrangements have been made to upgrade another road section in Phase II and Phase III of the KFW project, implemented with German assistance.
Next, he also pledged to upgrade Koethaung Pagoda road in Mrauk-U of Rakhine State depending on the budget allotment next fiscal year.  Construction of a village-to-village road in Kyauktaw of Rakhine State will be carried out in accordance with the department’s priority list, according to the deputy minister.
Despite no plan to construct a ring road linking Ngwehsaung Beach in Pathein Township to Ngapudaw Township in Ayeyawady Region during this fiscal year, it will be put into the department’s annual priority list, he added.  Regarding the question of the construction of a dyke and relief hillock in Ponnagyun Township, the deputy minister said that there is a plan to spend K888.9 million from the regional government’s fund for next fiscal year on repairs to the dyke and the construction of three sluice gates in the township.


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