Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects renovation of embankment and strand road in Amarapura

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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects renovation of embankment and strand road in Amarapura


Vice President U Henry Van Thio, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee, inspected the control of Ayeyawady River flood- waters caused by damages to the embankment near Shwe Gae wastewater treatment facility in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, yesterday.

The Vice President, Union Minister and Deputy Chairman of the management committee Lt-Gen Soe Htut and members of the committee Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung, Deputy Ministers U Hla Kyaw and Dr Kyaw Linn and officials heard reports on flood control measures and renovation of the Strand Road to allow the resumption of traffic.

Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Linn also reported on temporary road embankment repair works by driving sheet piles to fill with big rocks and sandbags. He also reported about plans to build a new embankment after the rainy season. The Vice President gave comments and advice to ensure coordination.

The Ayeyawady floodwaters seeped in on 19 July and damaged the embankment near the Shwe Gae wastewater treatment facility and the Strand Road.

It is reported that renovation works are being carried out immediately to allow the resumption of normal flow of traffic.