Rebuilding houses in Maungtaw

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Houses under construction in Kyaukpandu Village in Maungtaw Township.  Photo: MNA

Department of Development of Border Areas and National Races has been constructing houses for ethnic nationals in Maungtaw region and there are plans for more construction it is learnt.Department of Development of Border Areas and National Races has been constructing houses for ethnic nationals in Maungtaw region and there are plans for more construction it is learnt.“For now all houses of entire Khonedine Village numbering 47 that was burnt during the terrorist events of 25 August will be rebuilt in a more safe and secure site. Stakes will be driven on 16 October. Approval has been given to rebuild 50 houses in Nanyakaing Village and 50 houses in Ziton Village, Buthidaung Township during this year and lands were already allocated for it” said U Khin Maung Htwe of Department of Development of Border Areas and National Races.
Currently 100 houses were under construction in Kyaukpandu Village while a total of 504 houses, including 36 in Kaingyi Village, 50 in Shwe Baho Village, 74 in Taungpyo Letwe Town, 30 in A Htat Pyu Ma Village, 12 in Thayekonebaung Village, 35 in Thukhamyaing Village, 50 in Nanyakaing Village, 25 in Myothit Village, 40 in Laungdon Village, 43 in Aungthaya Village, 4 in Aungmingalar Village, 5 in Gawrakha Village in Maungtaw Township were already rebuilt and ethnic nationals resettled it is learnt.
“Na Ta La Model villages were established and houses were built by budget year. Furthermore, Rakhine State government allocated two acres each of farm land to ease the livelihood situation. A total of 60 houses in Buthidaung Township and a total of 109 houses in Yathedaung Townships were built” added U Khin Maung Htwe.
Department of Development of Border Areas and National Races had been establishing Na Ta La Model villages in Maungtaw region since 1990-91 and a total of 39 villages, 28 in Maungtaw Township, 9 in Buthidaung and two in Yathedaung Twonships were established it is learnt.

 

Naing Lin Kyi, Thant Zin Win

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