The Amyotha Hluttaw discussed road construction in Chin State and compensation for displaced farmers in Bago Region during their regular session yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.
Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Major General Than Htut said the government plans to build a 22-mile unpaved road in Chin State connecting Saek, Ticirh, Hmunluah, Cawhte, Haiheng, Old and New Lianhna and Reed townships starting in FY2019-2020 contingent upon availability of funds.
The deputy minister said that field visits, surveys and other preparation still remains to be completed before work can commence.
Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lin said another 21-mile unpaved road project in Mandalay Region will connect Ngathayouk, Jumli, Kyaukpadaung and Pwaykyit.
And the deputy minister for construction also described a plan to compensate farmers in Aung Myaing and Kyaukdaga townships in Bago Region who were left landless after the government established a 400-foot road easement. He said that the Bago Region government or the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation are responsible for compensating individuals and businesses who lost their land.
Thuya Zaw, Mi Mi Phyo
(Myanmar News Agency )