Military junta destroys road at base of “Kyaik Htee Yoe” Mount

May 29, 2023

HURFOM: On May 19, 2023, the military junta destroyed a village road at the base of “Kyaik Htee Yoe” Mount in Kyaik Hto Township, Mon State. The road connects Kin Moon Chaung and Saung Nine Kyi villages.

Military soldiers launched an artillery attack on Saung Nine Kyi village on May 19th. Then they entered the village and dug a 6-feet canal across the road, making it impassable.

As the road is destroyed, motorbikes and cars can’t use it. There was a huge traffic jam between Kin Moon Chaung and Saung Nine Kyi on May 20. Villagers are also banned from using the main highway route, said a Kyaik Hto resident.

With the roadway now destroyed there will be major transportation and travel problems. As the rainy season approaches, this will make life even more difficult for ten surrounding villages.

The now destroyed main road  was frequently used by armed groups.


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