RESTRUCTURING AND RENAMING THE MILITARY ADMINISTRATION IN
Sittwe, 13th February 02: The administration of
The administration of Rakhine State (capital : Sittwe) has recently been put under the control of a General General Phon Swe, and the administration of the state was renamed as Dasaka (regional administration) since the Western Command of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw), was moved to Ann. The outgoing commander of the previous 'Western Command', general Aung Htwe was promoted to the Department of Defence Services. Brigadier Maung Oo has been installed in the vacant seat of the commander of the Western Command in December 2001.
The naval base at Kyaukpyu has been put under Vice Admiral Mya Swe of the Myanmar Navy since the shift of the naval headquarters of the state to Kyaukpru (Kyaukpyu) last June. There a naval base and submarine port has been constructed by the help of Chinese engineers and know-how. Kyaupyu is situated in a strategically important site on the eastern coast of the
The following list contains the ten administrative bodies of the
General Aung Htwe has been placed at the helm as the Defence Services Commander-in-Chief of Rakhine State. There are 54 battalions of forces in