SAC member DPM Union Minister inspects progress of rehabilitation activities in Rakhine State

State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San, Union Border Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin yesterday morning inspected loading of relief supplies carried by Fortune, Sun Shine vessels, and military vessels onto other vessels and vehicles with heavy machinery for Mocha-affected areas at Essar multipurpose port in Sittway.
They also viewed the military landing crafts that would be loaded with relief materials and delivered to the Mocha-hit areas and instructed responsible personnel to make arrangements in advance to load and unload the goods without delay at the arrival of vessels, distribute supplies systemically, deliver to affected areas as soon as possible, and ensure that it actually reaches the people in need through the systematic supervision.
Next, Admiral Tin Aung San and his party examined the progress in repair of lamp-posts along the city circular road and inspected the restoration process of the guest house in Sittway Station.
Then, they looked into progress of the roofing work at Sittway Basic Education High School No 1 and gave instructions on the restoration work and the improvement of the school’s cleanliness and appearance in a priority order.
Currently, the 230 KV MraukU-Ponnagyun power cable and the 66 KV Ponnagyun-Sittway No 1 power cable are being repaired by of 567 electricians in 16 teams and 62 heavy machinery from the Electric Power Transmission and System Control Department (DPTSC) under the Ministry of Electric Power.
Seven pylons of the 66 KV Ponnagyun-Yathedaung power line, which releases power to Yathedaung Township in Sittway District, Rakhine State and 76 lamp-posts and two transformers from the 11 KV/400 volt power line that feeds Yathedaung were damaged in Cyclone Mocha.
Power cables and substations in Rathedaung city were restored by 92 electricians and six heavy mahcinery from the Ministry of Electric Power, completing 34 lamp-posts in the 11 kV/400 volt power cable as of 26 May. It is scheduled that the remaining power lines would be completed in the first week of June. — MNA/CT