Ministry of Transport is making arrangement to operate a new ferry boat from Sittway, capital city of Rakhine state, to nearby areas.
Aungdagon-7 double-decker ferry boat will ply to enhance transportation sector in the northwest Myanmar state after Aungdagon-3 passenger vessel sank on March 13 due to bad weather. The incident cost 61 deaths although 169 people could be rescued.
The upcoming vessel, strengthened in both hull and engine, as well as carrying life jackets, life boats, communication gadgets and navigation signal system, is expected to depart Yangon for Hinegyikyun Township and it will proceed to Sittway jetty.
Inland Water Transport of Rakhine State branch is operating ferry boats to Mrauk-U, Butheedaung and Taunggupt townships almost every day.
Terrible condition of the ship, which makes lots of people die