New Maungtaw District Court opens in Rakhine State

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu formally opens the new district court in Maungtaw Township yesterday.  PHOTO: THET LWIN SOE
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu formally opens the new district court in Maungtaw Township yesterday.  PHOTO: THET LWIN SOE

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu attended the inauguration of the the new Maungtaw District Court and delivered a speech at a coordination meeting on the Kanyinchaung Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Construction Project yesterday.
The Chief Minister, Rakhine State Chief Justice U Kyauk, and Rakhine State Finance, Revenue, Planning, and Economic Minister, U Kyaw Aye Thein, cut the ceremonial ribbons and opened the new district court in Maungtaw Township yesterday morning. The Chief Minister and the state Chief Justice also unveiled the court’s signboard electronically.
The State Minister for Development Affairs, U Win Myint, the State Advocate General, law officers from the state, district, and township levels, officials from the district and township departments, local elders, invited guests, and officials also attended the opening ceremony. The Chief Minister took a commemorative photograph with the attendees.
In the second part of the ceremony, State Chief Justice U Kyauk spoke about the new district court. Afterwards, the managing director of Pyae Sone Kyaw Co., which constructed the new court, handed over the building’s documents to Maungtaw District Judge U Khin Maung Myint.
The Chief Minister, the State Chief Justice, and state ministers then toured the new building.
The new district court was constructed in line with the Union Supreme Court’s guidelines to elevate the dignity of courts and to outfit court buildings with proper amenities. The new building houses 4 courtrooms, a meeting room, a record room, three separate lounges for law officers, lawyers, and witnesses, a media room, a news and information counter, a counter for accepting legal cases, and lockups.

After the inauguration of the new court, the Chief Minister attended a coordination meeting on the Kanyinchaung SEZ Construction Project at the Maungtaw District General Administrations Department’s office.
The State Chief Justice, state ministers, officials from district and township level departments, and the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and officials of the Maungtaw Border Trade and Merchants Association also took part in the meeting.
Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, who is also the patron of the Kanyinchaung SEZ Management Committee, delivered a speech at the meeting. He said the state government has been investing and collecting funds to successfully implement the SEZ project. He said the government has done its best to provide electricity and good infrastructure.
As the SEZ project is important to the nation and the state, all stakeholders must keep in mind the goal for sustainable development and carry out project implementation tasks in line with the existing laws, rules, and regulations, and honor the agreements in the contract, said the Chief Minister.
Afterwards, the participants at the meeting discussed the annual import and export figures for the SEZ, losses caused by violence, the current market status, job opportunities, expected benefits, the Kanyinchaung port’s strengths, expectations and objectives for the SEZ, future processes, and investments.
The Chief Minister reviewed the discussions and urged everyone to achieve the best results in their assigned duties. — Mawsi, Ko Min  (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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