BUILDING RAKHINE STATE

Rakhine State needs pragmatic action to ensure peace, stability and development

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi chairs meeting of the central committee for the implementation of peace, stability and development in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi chairs meeting of the central committee for the implementation of peace, stability and development in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

STATE Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi called for pragmatic action to bring peace, stability and development to Rakhine State at a work coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The State Counsellor, who is also the chairperson of the central committee for the implementation of peace, stability and development in Rakhine State, stressed the need for the government to gain public trust including from those involved in the process of scrutinising citizenship and all local people.
At the meeting the State Counsellor welcomed frank and open discussions on the challenges of implementing undertakings related to peace, stability and development in the state.
Next, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung, vice chairman of the central committee, elaborated on ongoing works and progress in developmental undertakings for townships in Rakhine State and work plans set to be implemented by ministries concerned.
Then, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu who is also the vice chairman of the central committee, explained relief and resettlement works and spoke on the sectors needing to be fulfilled in order to achieve the committee’s goals. He also spoke on progress being made regarding the issuance of national verification cards, related difficulties and current matters.
In his address, Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, chairman of the working committee on security, peace and stability and the rule of law, stressed the need for job creation in order to build mutual trust to ensure that the NVC program will be fully implemented.
Union Minister U Thein Swe, chairman of the immigration and national verification working committee, gave a presentation on the issuance of 1,919 identity cards for national verification and ongoing works.
Next, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement reported on the construction of storm-resilient shelters in Myebon and Taunggup, arrangements being made for more shelters in other townships and measures being taken for rehabilitation and socio-economic development works.
Then, Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe, chairman of working committee on coordination with UN agencies and international organisations, explained works being carried out in cooperation with the international community and matters related to the provision of international aid.
Following discussions on the sectors, future work programmes were laid down at the meeting.
In her concluding remarks the State Counsellor highlighted the importance of cooperation and collaboration between the ministries concerned and the State government in implementing the work programmes.—Myanmar News Agency

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