Myanmar-Bangladesh fence being upgraded
The Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence in Taung Pyo Letwei, Rakhine State has been upgraded, with barbed wire being attached to the top.
The border fences were damaged by ARSA extremists. The Commander-in- Chief’s Office said earlier this month that materials needed for upgrading the fence are being transported to the site.
The State Counsellor’s Office on September 18 made a statement on measures carried out for fencing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.
More than K190 billion was allocated to the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2009-2010 to 2017-2018 for fencing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. The Ministry of Home Affairs has submitted the work to the office of directorate of military engineering to carry out the work.
In 2017-2018 Financial Years, more than K6 billion was permitted for upgrading of fences. Another K2 billion has been allocated to use in the border fencing work.
The Union Government will provide K20 billion as a first phase to quickly implement the project. After completion, the border fence will be 141.378 miles. The area needed to build fence is about 39.217 mile.
The distance of Myanmar-Bangladesh (land contact) is 126.68 mile while water covers 39.82 miles of border.
In the third donation giving ceremony for building border fence in Rakhine State was held on September 21 at Sittwe, where donors donated K2 billion.