Reconstruction of bridges and roads in Maungtaw region

By Tin Maung Lwin & Min Htat Aung

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Local people reconstruct bridges and roads destroyed by terrorists in Maungtaw, northern Rakhine State. Photo: Maung hMwe

Bridges and roads destroyed by terrorists in the Maungtaw region in northern Rakhine State have been reconstructed, according to the Maungtaw District Road Department. Seven bridges damaged in the terrorist attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorists are No. 3/25
Wetkyein bridge 2 No. 1/27 Padakar Daiwanali bridge 1, No. 4/27 Padakar Daiwanali bridge 2, No. 1/29 Laungbout bridge, No. 5/32 Letyar Chaung bridge, No. 4/34 Arzabaw bridge and No. 2/29 bridge on Maungtaw-Kyeekanpyin- Kyeinchaung- Aung Tha Pyay- Bandula road, which were rapidly reconstructed in order for the smooth resumption of transport, communications and security works. “The reconstruction has been implemented with the combined forces of engineers, staff from rural development department and local workers.
Although there are difficulties in a lack of workers and low time duration, the bridges and roads were the first to be reconstructed so that there would be easy transport, which implements stability and the peace process in Maungtaw”, U Zaw Min, assistant director (civil) of Maungtaw District Road Department said yesterday.
During the terrorist attacks of 25 August, extremist terrorists destroyed roads and bridges with landmines and by cutting down trees to block and cut off transport.

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