Yanbye Island witnesses progress
Kyaukpyu, May 13
On 13 May, Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Nyi Pu and his delegation visited Yanbye Island where development projects are underway.
In the morning, he inspected a 150-feet by 75-feet building of the technical school in Kyaukpyu, which was 90 per cent complete, and a three-storey building of the education college.
At the Rammawady Hall of the town, he met Rakhine State, district and township-level officials, members of parliament, town elders, and members of the Women Affairs Federation, as well as Maternal and Child Welfare Association. He said cooperative efforts will be made to win the public’s trust while prioritizing regional peace and stability.
Afterwards, the chief minister and his delegation visited the Kyaukpyu District Hospital to encourage the patients. They inspected the construction of an eight-unit four-storey building for the health staff and the maintenance of a salt-water sluice gate at a village.
On 12 May, the chief minister inspected the section-wise laying of tar, gravel and earth, and the bridges on Yanbye-Kyauknimaw road and salt-water prevention banks in Thin Pin Chaung village. In the evening, he also inspected the construction of village-to-village roads, a 40-ft RC bridge on Yangon-Kyaukpyu road, and the retaining wall of Myinpyin radar station.
— Tin Tun, Phyo Wai Lin (IPRD)
More than 80 houses built for ethnic people in Rakhine
Maungtaw, May 14
With the donations from other parts of the country, 82 homes are being built for the displaced ethnic people of Rakhine State in the west of the country. Mingyi village in Maungtaw Township, which will host the displaced people, will get 45 homes being built under the donations of the people and the government of Sagaing Region in the northern part of the country and 37 homes, a school and a monastery being built with the funds provided by the people and the government of Kayin State in the southern part.
Over 130 workers are constructing the buildings in two shifts daily.
The project started in November 2017 and will be completed this month end after the arrival of monsoon.
— Zin Oo, Naing Lin Kyi