Mon Minister says he does not want to spark fear over potential landslide disaster sites
21 Sep 19 - Source: Mizzima - Mon State government minister of natural resources and environment conservation Dr. Min Kyi said that they did not provide information on potential landslide sites in advance as they did not want people to get concerned over the potential for this form of
He said these words on September 19 at legislative assembly regular session in reply to question asked by legislator Zaw Zaw Htoo from Paung constituency (2) on how the government had done on matters relating with landslide which happened in Paung Township.
"According to the analysis made by
After the landslide in
The minister added that based on the findings, observations
"We want him to answer whether these potential sites are close to residential areas or not by disclosing precise locations. They should give this information to people officially because we can do prevention work only if we have such information
The minister said that they were gathering all related information regarding
The geological expert group gave recommendations in their report not to build houses on steep slopes of the mountains and hills, residing at the foot of hills, digging at the foot of the hill for making
Mon State government chief minister Dr. Aye Zan once said that his government would ban sand mining elsewhere in the state and they would take stern action against violators in accordance with the law.