Cash assistance benefits disabled people, construction of houses for locals in Rakhine State: Union Minister

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye attends a ceremony to provide cash assistance to people with disabilities at U Ottama Hall in Sittway yesterday. Photo: mna
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye attends a ceremony to provide cash assistance to people with disabilities at U Ottama Hall in Sittway yesterday. Photo: mna

Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement provided cash assistance to people with disabilities and to construct houses for ethnic people in Rakhine State yesterday.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye and Deputy Minister U Soe Aung attended a ceremony to provide cash assistance to people with disabilities, held at U Ottama Hall in Sittway, and handed over Ks282 million to Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu for 9,421 disabled persons in Rakhine State.
Following the ceremony, the delegation led by Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye held talks with local authorities at the Rakhine State Hluttaw’s meeting hall over socio-economic development works in the state.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is committed to development of Rakhine State, as the state is least developed one among regions and states in the country, said Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, chairman of the Resettlement and Socio-Economic Development Work Committee for Rakhine State.
He urged the MPs of the Rakhine State Hluttaw and the people to cooperate with the committee in its efforts for the development of socio-economic life of the people.
At the meeting, Dr. Win Myat Aye and officials concerned replied the questions raised by MPs over the current situation of the state.
Following the meeting, the Union Minister attended a ceremony to fund construction of a centre for raising disaster awareness and free-education service and construction of houses for ethnic people in Maungtaw Township.
At the ceremony, Union Minister presented Ks100 million for construction of the centre and Ks325 million for construction of houses for ethnic people. At the ceremony, Israeli Ambassador Mr. Daniel Zonshine handed over four water purifiers donated by UEHRD and CITF to Chief Minister U Nyi Pu.—MNA

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