Deputy Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Aye Tha Aung, in his capacity as the chairman of Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee, presented cash funds for installation of an elevator at the ancient Yin Yoe pagoda in Angu village of Myebon Township, and he also gave relief items for the internally displaced persons in that township of Rakhine State yesterday.
The Deputy Speaker and party arrived at Sittway Airport at 8:30 am. They were welcomed by the State Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Min Than, Rakhine State Advocate-General U Kyaw Hla Tun and officials.
The cash donation ceremony for installation of elevator was held at the meeting hall of Rakhine State government villa, and it was attended by committee’s Vice Chairman and Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint, its Secretary and Deputy Minister U Tin Myint, the committee members, departmental officials and Yin Yoe pagoda’s board of trustee.
At the ceremony, the Deputy Speaker donated K15 million for the elevator.
He also provided relief assistance at the same venue for the IDPs in Rakhine State, and said the government is giving aid to the civilians fled from armed conflicts as they are facing problems in livelihood, social, education and health services.
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint also explained the process of Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee in producing its report for peace, stability and security of the State.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu briefed on his government’s works in providing humanitarian assistance to IDPs and measures to end ongoing problems in the State.
At the ceremony, Chairman U Aye Tha Aung handed over K12,734,400 to purchase two-week rice ration for 3,032 IDPs from 802 families.
Deputy Minister U Tin Myint also explained the government’s plan to provide assistance in the future.
The Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee and the Rakhine State government then held a meeting at the meeting hall of villa.
The Chairman said that the visit of his committee was to witness developments in Rakhine State for producing a report which is in the stage of third draft.
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint also advised to present actual situations in administration, security, peace and armed conflicts to be able to produce an accurate report.
The Chief Minister of Rakhine State updated on armed clashes, security measures, IDP camps and relief aid at these camps, followed by the discussions of Rakhine State government members, the secretary and members of Rakhine State Stability Supporting Committee and officials.
The Committee’s Chairman also held a meeting at the same venue with the local dignitaries, including political parties, organizations, committees, town elders, businesspersons and departmental officials.
At the meeting, he sought advice of local people to be able to end armed conflicts and establish a peaceful community in the State, and said their discussions will be put into the committee’s report.
At 3:30 pm, Chairman U Aye Tha Aung met with Rakhine State Hluttaw Speaker U San Kyaw Hla at the State Villa, and separately held talks with representatives from political parties for their advice on stability of this State.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)