Rakine Chief Minister promises new homes for Mro, Hindu village

Shun Le Win
Khonetine Village in northern Maungdaw, which had been destroyed by fire, will get K6.5 million worth of homes while a Hindu village will also be built in Kuaukpantu, said Rakhine State’s chief minister during a meeting of his government and the supporting committee for western border resettlement on October 11.
“When we held a meeting with the Rakhine State government today, we had beneficial discussions. We had the chance to listen to what the government said. What is interesting is that they have a plan to build a village for Hindus in Kyaukpantu. Moreover, they said they would build houses worth K6.5 million in Khonetine Village. The 300-foot road from Angumaw on the other bank from Yaychanpyin to Taungpyo on the border will be extended to 500 feet. We also discussed future tasks for resettlement, transport and electrification,”  said Than Tun, secretary of the committee.
In the meeting, Dr Aye Chan, a member of the committee, also focused on living conditions, resettlement and rehabilitation of refugees in northern Rakhine State.
The Rakhine State chief minister said such development tasks were being carried out in line with a six-point policy adopted by the state counsellor with a focus on peace, stability and development. Other priorities are transport, electrification and better telecommunications.
Translated by AKK