Govt inaugurate new Matupi-Paletwa road
07 April 2015 — The government of Chin State held an official ceremony yesterday to open a new road connecting Matupi and Paletwa towns.
Deputy Union Minister of Construction Dr. Win Myint and State Chief Minister Hung Ngai, together with other Chin ministers, inaugurated the 135-mile long road at the event held in Matupi.
The new route, whose construction was reportedly started early last year, will now serve as a link road between the north and south of mountainous Chin State sharing borders with India and Bangladesh.
Many Chins posted Facebook messages welcoming the development. Some are surprised by the fact that the new road was actually constructed while others ask if it would be tarred to make it last longer.
However, the authorities have been criticized for ignoring local farmers whose land including paddies was destroyed during the course of the road construction.#