Myanmar plans 2-storey Namphalong market

Chief minister of Sagaing Region, Myanmar Dr Myint Nai inspected the inferno devastated condition of Namphalong market on the Indo-Myanmar border and interacted with those people affected by the devastation, on Friday.

Dr Myint Nai, who personally paid a visit to the site and held talks with families affected by the inferno and shared their grief and sorrow, also gave his assurance of constructing a 2-storey market complex to replace the blaze ravaged Namphalong market very soon.

The Sagaing chief minister, who came down to Tamu from Monywa, also inspected the area at Gate Number-2 bordering India and Myanmar and he announced that the area will serve as the market place for the time being until the Namphalong market is re-constructed.

Chief minister Dr Myint Nai also inspected the site on the Tamu side where the foundation stone for construction of Indo-Myanmar friendship Bridge is to be laid. The inspection visit was attended by convener of State Level Committee on Operationalisation of Act East Policy, Manipur RK Shivachandra.

The ministry of external affairs, government of India will be constructing altogether 69 roads and bridges from the border area to Kalemyo in Tamu. The team also inspected the border area up to border pillar number 74, 75 and 77.

On Wednesday, a devastating fire broke out at Namphalong market, on the Myanmar territory, destroying goods and household properties estimated to worth about Rs 40 crore.

The fire which started around 5.40 pm from a firecracker store in the market, reduced to cinders a total of 53 shops and warehouses as well as six houses, leading to complete cessation of all trade activities.

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