A delegation led by Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, visited reception centre and transit centre in Maungtaw, Rakhine State yesterday. The foreign minister and delegation arrived to Sittway yesterday morning and were welcomed by Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, members of the Rakhine State cabinet and departmental officials at the Sittway Airport. Next, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu explained about preparations made for reception and resettlement in accordance to the MoU signed by the two countries and long-term bilateral relation in the guest hall of Sittway Airport.
Afterwards, the seven member delegation led by Bangladeshi Foreign Minister accompanied by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlements Dr Win Myat Aye, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, Rakhine State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Col. Phone Tint, Rakhine State Minister for Electric Power and Transport U Aung Kyaw Zan, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs U Myint Thu and departmental officials left for Maungtaw.
The delegation arrived at the Taungpyo Letwe reception center in Maungtaw, Rakhine State and inspected the conditions of the center. Afterwards, the delegation viewed the people living on the boundary line.
Later, the foreign minister and party visited the Nga Khu Ya reception centre and Hla Phoe Khaung transit centre. They also inspected the 148 houses constructed by India in Shwezar Village
Tract, Aung Bala village as well as new houses built for local people in Pantawpyin and Kaing Gyi (Mro) villages. From there, they return to Sittawy and toured the town.
Maung Sein Lwin (Myanma Alin)