RBE transport resumes in Sittway Township

Union Minister U Than Htay, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn and Commander of Western Command Maj-Gen Aung Lin Dwe open resumption of train along Pyidawtha-Sittway-Yechanbyin railroad section in Sittway.—mna
Union Minister U Than Htay, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Maung Maung Ohn and Commander of Western Command Maj-Gen Aung Lin Dwe open resumption of train along Pyidawtha-Sittway-Yechanbyin railroad section in Sittway.—mna

Yangon, 25 Jan—Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Than Htay, Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Maung Maung Ohn, the commander of Western Command and a local, formally put into service a train that will resume its opernation in the Pyidawtha-Sittway-Yechanbyin railroad section in Sittway, Rakhine State, on 22 January.
It is the first road section of Sittway-An-Minbu railroad to link Rakhine State with other regions and states, the union minister said at the launching of the train.
He added that resumption of running the train was aimed at enabling students of Sittway University and Technological University to enjoy smooth transportation to their
learning centres.
The railway section is 11.46 miles long, opened on 19 May 2009. Myanmar Railways manages runs of an RBE with three coaches for two each of up and down runs daily.
The runs of train along the railroad section stopped in 2012 due to various situations in Sittway.—MR

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