Junta allocates 4,600 acres of land for airport, port projects


Mawlamyine, August (7)

The regime’s spokesperson for Mon State Council U Aung Kyi Thein told Than Lwin Times that more than 4,600 acres of land have been allocated for the international-class airport and port project to be built near Mawlamyine.

The Military Council announced on December 10 last year that it had formed a Central Committee for Project Implementation, which is comprised of Union Ministers, to build an International-class airport and port near Mawlamyine.

The regime has already instructed the local authorities to work on land acquisition, access to electricity, construction of roads, and budget allocations.

The Mon State’s military council has allocated land to build an international-class airport near Kawtparan village, Mudon Township, and an international port between Balauk Naung Wyne and Wekali village, near the sea outlet of Mudong Township.

U Aung Kyi Thein said that the project will begin only after land compensation is paid based on the budget set by the state for the project.

He added that although it is planned to pay land compensation for the designated project, the amount of compensation per acre can only be decided after the meeting of the Mon State’s military council.

A local resident said that the military council is collecting land ownership lists for the airport and port project land.

On the other hand, the military council has requested open tenders from qualified businesses to conduct out a feasibility study for the development of an international port.

After the development of the airport and port, the military council plans to boost tourism and the local economy, but businessmen have questioned the project, saying it won’t be possible due to the current political situation.

The Mon State Hluttaw Representative Committee announced on July 11 that the military council’s project is just a dictatorial project for the benefit of a specific group of people, and that it is not an official government, so confiscating, selling, and handing over their land is illegal.

News – Than Lwin Times


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