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Rural development projects to cover 126 villages in Myeik District

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One of the rural roads and bridges in Myeik District.  Photos: Myint Oo (Myeik)

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The Department of Rural Development in Myeik District, Taninthayi Region, is implementing rural development projects in 126 villages in the 2022-2023 Financial Year.
The department is yearly conducting infrastructure building projects such as road and bridge construction, water supply and electrification, the emerald green project with the revolving fund, rural development project and vocational courses, intending to enhance the socio-economy of the rural communities and narrow the gap between the urban and rural development.
“During the current 2022-2023 FY, five rural roads (five miles 5.59 furlongs), 13 bridges on those roads, 37 water supply projects, four emerald green villages, rural development projects in 72 villages and running a set of ten batches for vocational courses with an estimated capital of over K1.977 billion will be implemented, elaborated department head U Aung Kyaw Oo.
The department accomplished 101 rural roads (231 miles 2.251 furlongs) and 77 rural bridges during the 2012-2013 FY and the 2017-2018 FY, and 19 rural roads (18 miles 3.38 furlongs) and 39 rural bridges between the 2018-2019 FY and 2021-2022 FY. Furthermore, between the 2012-2013 FY and 2021-2022 FY, 359 water supply projects, solar-home projects in 308 villages, mini-grid projects in 25 villages, 77 emerald green villages, village revolving fund projects covering 16 villages, rural development projects in 153 villages and 44 villages under the cash-for-work programme, U Aung Kyaw Oo said. — Myint Oo (Myeik)/GNLM

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