Mawlamyine, December (15)
The land compensation for the airport and port projects in Mon State’s Mudong Township will be paid within three months, U Aung Kyi Thein, spokesman for the Mon State’s military council, confirmed to Than Lwin Times.
An international port will be constructed between Balok Nyaung Wyne and Wakali village, which
is close to the sea outlet, and an international-class airport will be constructed close to Kawparam village in Mudon Township.
The Military Council has allocated over 4,300 acres of land for a new international airport, as well as over 360 acres for an international port project near Mawlamyine, with plans to compensate landowners totaling over Ks 27 billion.
U Aung Kyi Thein said that if the budget is approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the responsible parties plan to pay all the compensation for the airport and port project within three months.
But he did not mention the exact time the compensation will be given in three months and how much compensation will be given per acre of land.
The Mon Unity Party, which cooperates with the military council, told Than Lwin Times that it is monitoring the airport and port projects to be implemented by military regime, and will try to ensure that land compensation is in accordance with the law.
The Mon State Council set compensation for airport project land at 20 lakhs per acre and also set a value for compensation for property with trees and buildings, but farmers who owned the land were dissatisfied, according to a local.
The Central Committee for Project Implementation, comprised of Union Ministers of the Military Council, was formed on December 10, last year, for the new international-class airport and international port project.
Locals say that even though the roads around the airport project are being renovated, no work has been implemented until a year after a committee was formed in the project area.
The Mon State Hluttaw Representative Commission noted on July 11 that the military council’s plan was just a dictatorial effort for a handful of people and that it was unlawful to take, sell, or transfer any of their land because it was not an official government.
News-Than Lwin Times