MoTC Union Minister discusses to resume entire train services

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Union Minister Admiral Tin Aung San chairs the MoTC meeting on the reopening of full train services, yesterday.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications organized a meeting with Myanma Railways’ departmental officials yesterday following the COVID-19 health rules.
During the meeting, Union Minister Admiral Tin Aung San briefed State of Emergency’s declaration due to the election frauds under the 2008 Constitution to lead towards a genuine, disciplined democratic nation and release of five future work plans by forming State Administration Council.
He then discussed the vital role of the railway sector out of four transport services for logistics sectors and five transport objectives.
He also said only when the road and transport services are safe will the people be able to enjoy their daily routine peacefully. Therefore, the transport department, civil engineering department, mechanical and electrical engineering department, commercial and communication departments need to cooperate in train services.
The Union Minister also said Myanma Railways served some operations between September 2020 and 3 February 2021 as per the directives of the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.
During this government term, MR resumed the operations up to 243 trains starting 4 February. Meanwhile, some of the unscrupulous persons threatened the Control Tower of Yangon Railway Station staff on the morning of 8 February to join CDM and protest. Then, the communication lost as the staff failed to serve their duties and the trains also stopped running starting that day.
He then highlighted the train operations on 13, 16 and 17 February despite the disturbance of rioters, protestors, CDM staff and other groups.
He also stressed the Myanmar Police Force and Railway Police’s efforts for RBE trains starting 18 February.
He then stressed the need to follow civil service personnel’s six objectives and plans to resume the operations as usual.
Afterwards, the region heads, general managers of Upper Myanmar and Lower Myanmar respectively briefed their work plans, CDM participants, non-CDM participants and the needs to resume the operations.
The Union Minister also added the need to serve duties, take action against the unscrupulous persons who commit incitements by force by reporting to the respective region authorities, and ask for help from regional security forces to remove MR squatters’ areas, railway section, factories and housing.
The Union Minister then discussed the action to be taken against those who fail to serve duties under civil service personnel rules. Inspections on those who place obstacles on railway tracks and cooperation work between relevant departments to resume the entire operations. —MNA

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