Over 60 houses handed over to Mro ethnic people in Maungtaw

DSC 9435 72Sixty-four houses constructed by the Bago Region Government were handed over to the Kainggyi (Mro) ethnic people in the presence of Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu in Maungtaw Township yesterday.
The Bago Region Government funded over Ks600 million for construction of the houses for the ethnic people.
Construction of the houses started on 20 December. The houses are steel-structure, reinforced concrete buildings and cost Ks9.5 million each.
“We have a plan to provide school facilities, power supply and other requirements for the ethnic people here. Ethnic people are urged to live in unity, to preserve culture and to take part in building a democratic federal country,” said Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein at the ceremony in Kainggyi Mro Village in Maungtaw, Rakhine State.
Bago Region Chief Minister also handed over solar panels and other home accessories to the villagers.
At the opening ceremony, Chief Ministers U Nyi Pu, U Win Thein and officials sprinkled scented water on the stone plaque to commemorate the site. —Zin Oo, Naing Lin Kyi

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