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Vice-Senior General Maung Aye to tour Nargis-hit region

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) - Vice-Senior General Maung Aye, number two in the Burmese military hierarchy will tour the Nargis-hit Irrawaddy Delta tomorrow, according to military sources.

Maung Aye will visit places including Kyone Dar located in Dedaye township and inspect constructions underway in the Irrawaddy Delta. He will be mainly inspecting the places that were visited by Senior General Than Shwe in November 2009. Than Shwe, during his trip to Irrawaddy Delta, had instructed officers to complete all construction of buildings, schools and government offices in the Nargis-hit delta by 31 March 2010.

General Maung Aye is expected to push for the completion of projects by the deadline.

The constructions are mainly being done by companies that are close to the military regime such as Asia World Company Ltd., Shwe Than Lwin Company Limited, Htoo Trading and T.Z.T.M Construction Company Ltd.

There is criticism regarding the construction of the projects in the Irrawaddy Delta and many point out that more buildings need to be built.

General Maung Aye is presently in Rangoon, the former capital of Burma, attending the funeral of his close friend former Home Minister Vice General Mya Thin, who expired on January 4.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 07 January 2010 23:02 )  
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