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Yangon government to draft master plan for wards, villages

The Yangon government is drafting a master plan for the development of wards and villages, its chief minister said on February 25.

U Phyo Min Thein arrives in Hlegu township to meet the local residents on February 25. Aung Myint Ye Zaw / The Myanmar TimesU Phyo Min Thein arrives in Hlegu township to meet the local residents on February 25. Aung Myint Ye Zaw / The Myanmar Times

U Phyo Min Thein said streets would be built in all wards and villages.

“We should not neglect the development of villages,” he said.

U Phyo Min Thein said his cabinet was also talking to the ministry of electricity on power sufficiency for the Yangon region.

He and his cabinet met with residents in Hlegu township on February 25 at the township’s sport complex.

Residents at the meeting demanded that the government did something to ensure sufficient electricity supply and to provide good transportation.

U Phyo Min Thein said his administration would continue to hold meetings with residents from 45 townships in the region.
“We will explain to the people what we plan to do for the development of the region and its future,” he said.

The Yangon government is planning to develop its second Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Dala, Kawhmu and Kungyangon townships.

The government announced that the economic zone would have an international airport and a deep-sea port nearby.
The port will be in Kungyangon’s Letkokkon town. It will be connected to Dala and the new SEZ by a six-lane road.

U Phyo Min Thein said the government was conducting a study on the planned port to ensure large ships would be able to dock.

The proposed SEZ is the second in Yangon after the Thilawa SEZ, which has over 70 companies from some 14 nations.