State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San made inspection tours in Sittway Township of Rakhine State together with Union Minister Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin yesterday.
First, they inspected the cleanup processes conducted by members of the Myanmar Police Force, Fire Brigade, departmental staff and social welfare organizations along Thattahtana Road of Pyitawtha ward in Sittway.
In Sittway, a total of 2,188 people including 330 state, district and township-level departmental staff, 1,011 members of the Fire Brigade, and 469 members of the Tatmadaw (army and navy) conduct the cleanup activities daily.
Then, they went to No 4 BEHS, Sittway, and checked the damage to the main school building and other buildings and gave advice to officials concerned to be able to do repair work speedily.
On arrival at U Ottama park, they gave necessary instructions and oversaw the cleaning up of fallen trees and repairs of lamp posts and cables along the Sittway ring road.
They also met with the faculties of Technological University (Sittway) and checked the destroyed three-storey main building.
Then, they went to the Institute of Sports and Physical Education (Sittway), the Shipyard of Rakhine Branch of Inland Water Transport and the Sittway Shipyard of the Department of Marine Administration. During the visit, the Deputy Prime Minister explained needs regarding the repairs and maintenance of destroyed buildings, reroofing, rebuilding of the retaining wall of the shipyard and cleanliness of department-owned ships.
At noon, they headed to the home for the aged in Sittway and inspected the damage and donated rice, cooking oil and K4 million cash assistance to the chairman of the Rakhine State Home Association.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung attended a coordination meeting for rehabilitation works held at the State Government Office.
During the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister gave instructions the need on effective use of machinery, the speedy arrival of relief items to the designated places and the duty performance of respective working committees with responsibility and accountability.
A total of eight Rapid Response Teams and two special medical units offer healthcare services in Pauktaw, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Minbya, Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Myebon townships.
Moreover, Tatmadaw members and departmental staff sell basic foodstuffs, including noodles, biscuits and canned food produced by Tatmadaw factories, at fairer prices at U Ottama Park for cyclone victims in Rakhine State. — MNA/KTZH