During the inspection by a combined team of Maungtaw township’s administrator, head of township police force and officials, the market of Kyein Chaung village, the biggest one in northern Maungtaw was found active again with buyers and sellers from nearby villages. The market sells especially agricultural produce from the local area, fish and meat, equipments and tools used in agriculture, dried fish, drugs and a variety of commodities.
Being situated at the junction of Bandoola and Taungpyo Letwe, bordering area of Bangladesh, Kyein Chaung market is a crowded place. The village has a state high school and a village dispensary.
Responsible officials gave words for making the market clean and for sellers to sell their commodities in disciplined ways. Following that, the team inspected the collapsed houses due to erosion by the Pyuma Creek, U Ko Ko Aung, township administer explained that 17 houses were evacuated to a safer place.
Township responsible personnel consulted on the matters of protecting from erosion and evacuating houses to safer places, it was learnt.
Myint Maung Soe & Aung Kyaw Oo