May 01, 2018

The opening ceremony of the Angumaw-Kotankauk section of the Angumaw-Maungtaw road upgradation project was held yesterday at a pandal in Angumaw, Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State.

During the ceremony, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung said the Buthidaung-Maungtaw road was better now, and with the current road playing a strategically important role (the two roads), it would give people in Rakhine State easy access to the Maungtaw area. With the improvement of basic infrastructure such as roads, bridges and electricity, as required by the people, there is now more potential for the development of the region.

Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, as well as deputy chairman of Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine State (UEHRD), and U Han Zaw, Union Minister for Construction, delivered speeches.

Next, Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col. Phone Tint, chairman of Rakhine State Federation Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Tin Aung Oo and Maungtaw local U Aung Myint Thein expressed their appreciation over the upgraded road. Asia World Foundation Chairman U Tun Myint Naing explained the reason for donating the road upgradation work, after which he accepted a certificate of honour presented by Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye.

Asia World Foundation also donated Ks2 million each to eight schools in Maungtaw, which was received by the respective village leaders.

Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Ministers Dr. Win Myat Aye and U Han Zaw, Rakhine State Hluttaw Speaker U San Kyaw Hla, and Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col Phone Tint then opened the Angumaw-Kotankauk road section by cutting the ceremonial ribbon.

The Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker and party also inspected the upgraded road section in cars.

The upgradation work of the road was donated and constructed by Asia World Foundation, a member of the Construction and Infrastructure Task Force (CITF), one of the nine task forces of UEHRD in Rakhine State.

This strategic road plays an important role for security, stability, health, education and economic development of Maungtaw region.