DPM MoTC Union Minister inspects recovery efforts in Rakhine State

May 26


STATE Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin attended a coordination meeting on rehabilitation processes held at the state government office yesterday.


During the meeting, the respective officials of committees reported on the arrivals of relief items and construction materials, distribution of these supplies, allocation of types of machinery in storm-affected regions, controlling of stable fuel prices, healthcare services of rapid response teams and cash donations for rehabilitation measures.


Then, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare to upload the supplies from the vessels and quick distribution of relief items to the respective regions.


The Deputy Prime Minister and party went to Sittway Port and Phaungtawgyi Jetty of the Myanma Port Authority and inspected the loading processes of relief items and materials onto the boats/vessels from Sun Shine, Fortune and Khine Yazar ships and gave words of encouragement members of Myanmar Police Force.


The Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development distributes clean drinking water with mobile water purification trucks to the locals of storm-affect regions in Rakhine State under the supervision of the state disaster management committee and it supplied 25,000 galloons of drinking water with five water purifier trucks to Sittway, Rathedaung and Minbya townships.


Moreover, 50 Lite Straw water purifiers are also allocated to Sittway, Ponnagyun, Pauktaw, Kyauktaw, Minbya, MraukU and Rathedaung townships and a further 160 purifiers will be distributed soon. Moreover, the ministry arranges to supply water with solar-powered mobile water purifiers.


Due to cyclone Mocha, a 100-metre-high tower of MRTV retransmission station in Sittway township collapsed and the team led by the chief engineer of MRTV Nay Pyi Taw (head office) conducted repairing to broadcast MRTV channels, radio channels and FM programmes in Rakhine State as usual.


Moreover, arrangements are being made to replace the 300-metre-high tower before the erection of the new 100-metre-high tower. If it completes, the TV channels and radio programmes can be broadcast as usual using DVB T2 300W and FM 300W transmitters.


Starting 25 May, the lampposts will be illuminated between 7 pm and 10 pm at the Sittway bus terminal-Meesetgyi roundabout, Meesetgyi roundabout-clock-tower, clock-tower-Biluma bridge and Biluma bridge-Setyokya bridge. Moreover, the charging points will be designated at the bus terminal, Meesetgyi roundabout, in front of the state government office, cultural museum and Biluma bridge for the people to charge phones, electric bulbs and batteries.— MNA/KTZH