Dr. Win Myat Aye separately receives UN envoy, Rakhine committee member, diplomat

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye shakes hands with UNSG Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener.   Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye shakes hands with UNSG Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye separately received United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Special Envoy on Myanmar, member of the Advisory body to the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, Ambassador of Canada to Myanmar and World Bank Group Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management Practice Manager yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.
In the meeting with UNSG Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener matters relating to the status of meeting between Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, UN organisations and partner organisations; priority works of naturalization, freedom of movement and closing of IDP camps; work status on receiving returnees; cooperation with AHA Centre (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance) on receiving returnees; future work status; social stability and balance between the two communities; requirement of spreading news to displaced persons in Bangladesh, Cox Bazar region about works conducted by Myanmar government for voluntary, dignified and safe return of the displaced persons; and requirements of the IDP camps in Rakhine State, Kachin State and Shan (North) State were openly and cordially discussed.
During the meeting with Mr. Roelf Meyer, former member of the Advisory body to the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State, matters relating to talk circles conducted in Maungtaw Township for social stability and balance between the two communities; findings from women forums; participation of all age groups in women forum; main points submitted on education, health, travel and trust building in women forum; removing language difficulty as well as other obstacles in conducting National Verification Process to obtain freedom of movement were discussed. In the meeting with Canada Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Ms. Karen MacArthur matters relating to latest status of projects conducted in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states; review and assessment of technical support and assistance provided by Canada Government in the three new projects of Health Empowerment, Women’s Voice and Leadership and natural disaster management and risk mitigation; connecting with Myanmar Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction (MAPDRR) in conducting risk mitigation works; latest status of work on receiving returnees to Rakhine State; drawing up of a national level strategy on closing IPD camps in Rakhine and other states; and cooperation with UN organisations as well as experts were discussed.
Later in the meeting with Mr. Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, World Bank Group Urban Development and Disaster Risk Management matters relating to flood rehabilitation Emergency Recovery Credit (ERC) project implemented in 2015 with World Bank loans, progress and difficulties under Immediate Response Mechanism project, acquiring of Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option (Cat DDO) loan were coordinated and discussed it is learnt. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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