According to the Maungtaw District General Administration Department, data collecting teams started conducting ground surveys yesterday to determine the losses and damages from last month’s terrorist attacks and to collect information for administrative purposes.
The data collection is being conducted by five teams consisting of personnel from the Maungtaw District General Administration Department and five other related departments, said U Ye Htut, deputy commissioner of Maungtaw District General Administration Department.
“Ground surveys are being conducted to get the true losses and damages resulting from the terrorist attacks. While the attacks were unfolding, contact with village/ward administrators, heads of ten and hundred households were lost and detailed information were not obtainable. Data on ethnic nationals were obtained, but data on Muslims were not accurately obtained. In order to determine losses and damages accurately, the latest data needs to be compared with previous data and that is why five teams are collecting data now.
The main data will be collected first and other required data will also be collected. It is estimated to take about a month to collect the data and the data will assist in the redevelopment works”, said U Ye Htut.
Teams 1 and 2 started data collection yesterday, it is learnt. Team 1 is conducting surveys in six wards of Maungtaw as well as Shwezar, Kappakaung, Paungzar, Kanyintaw, Zinpaingnya, Kyikanpyin, Nwayonetaung, Thihokyun, Myothugyi, Myo U, Kanyintan (Myoma), Pantawpyin, Padin, Nyaungchaung, Tatoochaung, Duchiatan, Dunyaungpingyi, Panyaungpingyi, Thayekontan, Gawduthaya and Aungzeya
villages, while team 2 is conducting surveys in villages south of Maungtaw which include eight wards in Myinlut town, Kyaukpandu, Thinbawkwe, Inndin, Thawinchaung, Thabyetaw, Kyaungtaung, Alethankyaw, Kanpu, Udaung, Ohntaw, Wacha, Kanyintan, Thanda and Zawmatet villages.
The team includes staff from the General Administration Department and also from the land records department, agriculture department, border area ethnic national development department, and the education and immigration departments.
Tin Maung Lwin, Min Htat Aung