SAGAING DIVISION – Inflation rate is increasing in Moekaung, Moenyin, Myitkyina Townships in Kachin State as the Sagaing Division and Kachin State, Nantsiaung gate has been blocked.
Myitkyina – Mandalay Union Highway has been closed due to the ongoing military situation between Sagaing and Kachin states in the second week of last November 16.
Due to the road closure, the inflation rate of basic foods in the townships of Kachin state are 500-800 kyats for one egg, 10000-12000 kyats for a viss of tomato, about 5000 kyats for a viss of onion and about 20000 kyats for a viss of garlic.
In addition, there is a shortage of gasoline in some patrol stations in major cities, and the price of gasoline is around 20000 kyats per gallon.
It is unknown when the Myitkyina – Mandalay road will be reopened. On November 19 and 20, the junta council attacked airstrikes near the intersection of Nabar Village under Nantsiaung Gate, the section of Union Road with fighter jets.