A proposal has been submitted for the construction of various waterways and roads in Magway Region, an area where many roads are not paved, according to U Hla Kyaw, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
The Deputy Minister made the statement yesterday at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting in response to a question from U Win Maung from Magway constituency (6), who asked about the government’s plan in helping road transportation for the 2,649 villagers in Salin Township, Magway.
U Hla Kyaw said a proposal has been submitted that could be included in the 2017-2018 budget plan of the region’s Rural Development Department.
The proposal included costs for constructing a 2-mile concrete road, a 2-mile asphalt road, an 8-mile gravel road, a 3-mile laterite road, 14 concrete bridges, 31 culverts and 34 waterways. The total cost of construction is estimated to be Ks3.667 billion.
The Deputy Minister said it will cost an estimate of Ks 380.5 million to convert the dirt roads connecting Nga Hlaing Thwin, Kin Poon Chone, Kwe Oo and Kyaukdan villages in Salin Township. The Deputy Minister said the Ks128.5 million needed for the construction of the bridges and waterways in Magway is not included in the current budget plan of the Region’s Rural
Development Department, but he is negotiating with the regional government to acquire Ks45 million for use in the construction.
The Deputy Minister also responded to a query from Daw Htut May from Rakhine Constituency (11), saying the proposal for upgrading the clay road in Myebon Township and building embankment walls along it has been included in the 2017-2018 Union Budget Plan. The total cost for the proposal amounts to Ks2.95 billion, with Ks115 million allotted for this financial year.
A report on the workings of the Committee for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation development was read during yesterday’s Hluttaw meeting, and Hluttaw representatives interested in discussing the report registered their names for the next meeting.
Aung Ye Thwin,
Aye Aye Thant (MNA)