Protest against govt-changed road construction plan
28 February 2014: Villagers of Tlangrua-A in Thantlang Township, Chin State took to the street last Saturday, protesting against a change in road construction plan by the Chin State government.
Over 80 people staged a public rally in Thantlang town, demanding a U-turn to the original plan granted by Union Ministry of Construction in Nay Pyi Taw.
Event leaders said that the State government had changed the initial agreement for road construction between Tlangrua-A and Hriphi villages.
The protesters called for implementing construction of the inter-village road in accordance with the document approved from Nay Pyi Taw, and cancelling the current scheme set by Chin Chief Minister Hung Ngai.
They also urged the authorities to take necessary action against those involved in making an attempt to divert the plan reportedly to start from Tlangrua-B.
According to local media reports, new road construction started early last month, with about 700 feet already completed, has been halted owing to the ongoing dispute following the plan change.
As of today, the State government has not taken any action regarding the issue.#