Hundreds of landslides recorded in Chin State
07 October 2013: At least 768 landslides occurred across Chin State between 21 August and 11 September 2013, according to the Chin State government’s statistics.
The Ministry of Transport said that its record showed the number of landslides happening only on roads constructed by the government, not by local communities.
It added that the number also included minor incidents that didn’t block or completely destroy the roads but posed risks to future landslides.
Ngun San Aung, Minister for Transport, said in the Chinland Post: “The cost of repair and maintenance is estimated to be high. But its details can be revealed at the end of the year.”
According to the Chinland Post, the highest number of landslides had been recorded on the Mindat-Matupi road, followed by the Hakha-Falam-Kalay and the Tedim-Tonzang-Taingen.
In Chin State, most of the roads connecting villages are constructed and maintained by local communities with financial contributions from the Chin diaspora. The number of landslides occurring on such roads is, of course, unknown.#