Effective Measures Taken to Enhance Development and Security in Rakhine
In line with the decisions taken at the meeting on the security situation in the Rakhine State held on 9 August 2017 and presided by the State Counsellor, development activities in Rakhine are being enhanced with momentum. A group of engineers and technicians, led by the chief engineer from the Electricity Supply Enterprise, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy left for the Rakhine State on 11 August 2017 to conduct a feasibility survey to evaluate provision of electricity from the national grid to townships that do not have electricity.
Moreover, as proposed by the Rakhine State Government, the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence at the meeting, the Ministry of Construction is to undertake building of four connecting roads to link eastern and western parts of the May Yu mountain range which will contribute to peace, security, and rule of law as well as safe and smooth transportation.
In accordance with the decision taken at the meeting on 9 August, the Rakhine State Government will impose curfew under the Article 144 for relevant areas within the Rathidaung Township to maintain peace and stability. Plans are underway to reinforce security forces and military forces by deployment of additional troops to support the security maintenance and clearance operations.
It is learnt that in order to prevent extremist terrorists from taking a stronghold in the May Yu mountain range, security clearance operations are being heightened. Union Ministries concerned are coordinating to station troops in the May Yu mountain rangeto enhance the security in the region.
Nay Pyi Taw
11 August 2017