July 26, 2017
Work on construction of housing for governmental employees was launched in Mandalay yesterday, with Vice President U Myint Swe in attendance.
At the ceremony to launch the project held in Patheingyi Township, U Myint Swe drove a ceremonial stake then sprinkled scented water on it to mark the launching.
The housing project comprises 32 five-storey buildings with apartments and will be established on more than 33 acres of land.
The ceremony was also attended by Union ministers U Kyaw Win, U Win Khaing, Mandalay Region Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung, Deputy Minister U Kyaw Lin and guests.
Following the ceremony, Vice President U Myint Swe proceeded to the Yeywa Hydropower Project, where Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing presented a report on plans for another hydropower project on the Dokthawady River, progress of the implementation of Yeywa Hydropower Project and maintenance work on the embankment of the project.
At the meeting, U Myint Swe called for taking preventive measures against disasters and raising awareness of disasters.
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