November 18, 2016
The Amyotha Hluttaw session yesterday focused on the construction of new ring roads for Kengtung and Tamu.
The representative of the Shan State Constituency raised a question whether the government has a plan to build a ring road in Kengtung in Shan State so as to provided access for trucks.
Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing said arrangements are underway to build a ring road around Kengtung, with compensation to be paid to farmland owners for 97 acres of land.
A budget allocation for construction of the road and compensation for the land has also been submitted to the union government for the 2017-18 fiscal year, he added.
The union minister also responded to a question related to compensation for landowners whose farmland was confiscated for construction of Tamu ring road. In his response, the union minister said that an agreement between authorities and landowners has been reached through negotiations and compensation will be paid as soon as the regional government approves it.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar