Sittway’s K3 bln upgrade project set for March completion

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Downtown area of Sittway seen in storm Mocha-hit period.

The comprehensive upgrade of Sittway Township in Rakhine State, costing more than K3 billion, is scheduled to be completed by the end of coming March, according to a member of the Rakhine State Government and the Advocate-General of the state, U Hla Thein.
“As Sittway suffered damages when Cyclone Mocha hit it on 14 May 2023, the authorities drew up a development project and started working from the beginning of this financial year by forming seven working committees. Upgrading of the streets, bridges, water supply system, the airport and seaport are included in the project. There are also improvements to parks and famous roundabouts of Sittway, such as the Clock Tower, Water Fountain and Naval Roundabout.
‘‘Others include restructuring the garbage collection system so that Sittway is clean and beautiful. Actions for this upgrade are still being carried out vigorously. There is little difficulty in obtaining construction materials from other regions and states. However, by the end of the financial year, all the works will be completed as planned,” U Hla Thein said.
The project also included drilling tube- wells and constructing overhead tanks for water storage to enforce the existing water supply system through the lake to supply enough water in the summer. — ASH/TH

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