State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the site where the new Myaungmya bridge is being constructed and comforted the families of the two victims who were killed in a bridge collapse earlier this month.
After reading reports on the preparations for the new bridge and the free ferry services being provided to ensure the flow of commodities, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi stressed on the need to ensure the quality of the new bridge for the safety of the people, and urged the officials concerned to scrutinize the project thoroughly.
She also stressed the importance of an independent quality control experts to oversee the quality control of the new bridge, which will replace the collapsed bridge linking Myaungmya and Labutta townships.
The Union Government would find an independent quality control body to oversee the quality of the new bridge..
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the site after holding a peace talk with locals in Myaungmya yesterday morning.
She also instructed the officials concerned to inspect the quality of the remaining 29 suspension bridges across the country.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave instructions on providing free ferry services systematically with three barges and one two-decker ship to solve the transport difficulties in the short term, and urged the local authorities to launch Labutta-Ngaputaw-Pathein road construction works within two weeks as the budget for it had already been allocated.
Following the meeting, the State Counsellor offered condolences to the families of the two victims who died in the bridge collapse.
Later, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the site chosen for the construction of a nursery training school (Myaungmya) by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
U Mya Win, Assistant Director of the Special team-15 of the Building Department of the Ministry of Construction; Naw Kapaw Shi, Principal of the Nursery Training School (Pathien); and Dr. Aung Kyaw Htwe, Head of the Health Department of Ayeyawady Region, reported on the arrangements being made to construct the nursery school. Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe also reported on the offers by private donors who have offered to contribute to the project not only at the current chosen site but also at the Myaungmya jute mill.
After hearing the reports, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi gave instructions for the construction of the Training School for Nurses in Myaungmya. She returned to Nay Pyi Taw in the evening. The State Counsellor began her visit to Myaungmya with a donation of offertory to Sayadaw Agga Maha Pandita Bhaddanta Sandavara, presiding Sayadaw of Zayamaydani Monastery of Myaungmya, in the morning.
During the visit to the monastery, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi also visited the Inngyin Tree and Bo Tree, which were donated by her late mother Daw Khin Kyi in 1964, while she served as Myanmar’s Ambassador to India, and sprinkled scented water on them.— Myanmar News Agency