Urban Development meeting held in Maungtaw

U Thet Phyo Wai. Photo: Yamanya
U Thet Phyo Wai. Photo: Yamanya

By Hein Htet Zaw and Thura Zaw

The meeting for the Urban Concept Development Plan was held in the Maungtaw Administrative Department yesterday morning. This meeting aims to review the strengths and weakness based on actual facts, to lay down plans which will benefit the development of the region, to promote the tourism sector and to propose the Future Plan of Urbanisation. The following are interviews with some of the officials who attended the meeting.

U Ye Htut, District Deputy Commissioner
This opening ceremony of Concept Plan aims to benefit the prospects of future urban development plans in this region. There are many gaps regarding the town area and population. Plans are underway to expand the town area and it is needed to set up a good Town Plan for development. We are conducting this Town Plan with the help of Ministry for Construction and other related ministries for relocation and resettlement.
We are making a town plan with U Zaw Win, Director for Department of Urban and Housing Development, and want to cooperate with the locals, Hluttaw Representatives, and ward administrators so that we can openly discuss the plan with them. This meeting will be useful in setting up the Town Plan after taking their opinions. After that we will distribute this town plan to the respective states and regions government for keeping record. Measurements should be made in order for rule of order to prevail in the region. Hoping that this region will enjoy development, we aspire to this plan.

U Thet Phyo Wai, Department of Urban and Housing Development
Our team is setting up the Maungtaw Town Development Plan. Although Maungtaw is a district, we set it up as a town development plan. There won’t be a plan without a project. We can be able to implement it with a project. The plan should be made with the approval of local people and officials of the departments. We have been designated to set up a good plan to create job opportunities for the local people, together with industrial zones and SMEs which can attract the local people who can get job opportunities in their own region.

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