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K720 mln worth of DRD projects to cover 72 villages in Myeik District

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The rural road development projects will cover 72 villages in the 2022-2023 Financial Year in Myeik District, Taninthayi Region, spending K720 million, said U Aung Kyaw Oo, head of Myeik District Department of Rural Development (DRD).
The DRD has been implementing rural road development projects, bridge infrastructure, water distribution networks, rural electrification projects, establishing revolving funds and self-reliant rural development projects with a multi-sectoral approach, aiming for rural development and sustainable socio-economic development of the rural community.
The government allocates K10 million for each village and is to contribute K720 million for 72 villages.
Myeik District DRD has carried out rural development projects between the 2015-2016 FY and 2021-2022 FY, covering 154 villages. Those 154 projects are conducted with the government fund of K1,444 million and individuals’ contribution of K 105 million. A total of 66 concrete roads (three miles and 1.24 furlongs), 13 earthen roads (two miles and 4.48 furlongs), five lakeside roads (one mile), 27 jetties, three concrete bridges, 48 water supply projects and 14 educational facilities have been constructed so far, the department stated. – Myint Oo (Myeik)/GNLM

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