Amid ongoing Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar government has allocated additional funds of 20 billion kyats ($14 million) to urgently revamp the spoiled portion of the border with Bangladesh, said an official statement.
For 2017-18 fiscal year, over 8 billion kyats had been given for the task, reports Xinhua news agency. The government has asked the construction ministry to urgently construct Mayu mountain range road network to ensure border security along that in the Maungtaw region.
Government formed a central committee for the implementation of peace and development in Rakhine on 30 May, 2016. State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed as its chairperson.
Last week, Myanmar officials said it will improve its border fence with Bangladesh by extending the coverage and patching some dented vents for security reason.
U Zaw Htay, director-general of the president office said that some vents were found along the border. More than 64 km of fence are required to be enclosed, it said.