The Sittway-Kyaukpyu (coastal direct) cruise from the Inland Water Transport of the Ministry of Transport and Communications resumed in accordance with the COVID-19 disease prevention regulations yesterday morning.
The Sittway-Kyaukpyu (coastal direct) route, operated once a week by the Kissapanadi-3 cruise in the Rakhine branch, was temporarily suspended for the safety of passengers during the rainy season as well as due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Sports, it reopens for the convenience of the travellers as the disease is also under control.
The Kissapanadi-3 measures 34.71 metres x 6 metres x 2.70 metres and can carry 150 passengers at a speed of 20 nautical miles per hour. The route is scheduled for the departure from Sittway every Saturday at 6 am and the departure from Kyaukpyu is scheduled for Sunday 7 am.—MNA / GNLM