Operations will start soon to systematically upgrade the jetties in Mandalay region, said U Toe Aung Lin, Department Head of Mandalay Region Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems.
A committee has already been formed to improve the function, organisation and appearance of Mandalay jetties. A law has been instituted to effectuate the development of the jetties.
There are eight schemes to implement this plan, including the development of the jetties and piers and handling of the vessels to systematically arrive and depart from the jetty. The committee will also make effort to ensure there will be minimal environmental impact.
This committee will also eliminate the squatter houses located along the jetties and try to organize the vessels that are moored there.
“The passenger and commodity vessels, cargo ships and the cruises scatter at the jetty. Thus, the jetty scene looks awful. They all are needed to organize”, said Ko Kyaw Myint Than, a resident who lives near the jetty.
Aung Thant Khaing