State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San watched the demonstration of using tree cutters, iron cutters and hydraulic cutters conducted by Myanmar Fire Brigade together with Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin yesterday.
During the event, the Deputy Prime Minister called for the need to conduct cleanup activities for broken towers using these cutters as quickly as possible.
Then, the Deputy Prime Minister and party inspected the public healthcare services and health awareness programmes at the regional health unit compound of Mingan ward in Sittway launched by the specialists of Sittway General Hospital and Practitioners of Sittway Traditional Medicine Hospital (50-bed).
They also comforted the patients and provided foodstuffs.
These medical teams provide healthcare services by cooperating with specialists of Sittway General Hospital and practitioners of Sittway Traditional Medicine Hospital, the medical team of the Ministry of Health and members of the Myanmar Red Cross Society.
Moreover, the Deputy Prime Minister and party checked the damage and maintenance of the gravel-filled retaining wall, concrete road and platform along the Sittway strand road.
At noon, the Deputy Prime Minister and party attended the coordination meeting on rehabilitation processes held at the office of the Rakhine State government together with Lt-Gen Phone Myat and made proper instructions regarding the rapid rehabilitation processes.
Of 1,233 mobile stations of four telecom operators in Rakhine State, 904 stations failed due to Cyclone Mocha. Only 329 stations provided services and the maintenance of underground and aboveground fibre cables, microwave links and mobile communication stations was conducted, and 793 mobile stations (totalling 1,122 stations and 91 per cent) have been repaired on 29 May and communication services have resumed in Rakhine State. — MNA/KTZH