Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye paid his respects and presented offertories to the Sayadaw of Central Missionary School in Laukkai, Kokang Self-Administered Zone, in northern Shan State yesterday morning.
During a meeting with U Kyauk Htechan, chairman of the leading body, and members of the zone, the Union Minister said the government is prioritising the rule of law and socio-economic progress while striving for peace and development. He visited the area as a means of implementing the agreements of the Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong. Cooperation is required to resettle victims of conflicts. Members of the leading body should get in touch with the Shan State government. The Union Government will do its best, he said. U Kyauk Htechan explained the education, health and social endeavours and requirements. MP U Kyaw Ni Naing explained the resettlement plan for people displaced by armed conflicts in 2015. The Union Minister looked into the requirements.
The Union Minister and the delegation held a meeting with members of the leading body, departmental personnel, social organisations and the local people. The Union Minister expressed pleasure in seeing the unity in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone. He said the government will fulfil the public needs, especially the requirements for peace and progress. “Peace can be achieved through equality and unity. Laws, rules, directives and procedures are being rewritten or amended to become more people-friendly and fairer. The government, the Hluttaw and the people will join hands to carry out the rehabilitation task in the zone. Social organisations are the reliable force in fulfilling the public’s needs. All should strive with confidence for the emergence of the union under the federal system,” he noted.
The Union Minister presented Ks 31.4 million and 12,000 sheets of tin roofs worth Ks 144 million for the rehabilitation programme of 657 displaced families.
He then inspected the construction of homes for the displaced persons and the opening of temporary camps in Laukkai. The Union Minister inspected the route to build a detour, the projected place for the Myanmar-China special economic zone, pre-primary school of the Chinshwehaw youth association in Chinshwehaw and the projected site for a new bridge in Kunlong. The Union Minister was accompanied by Bama Ethnic Affairs Minister of Shan State Dr Aung Than Maung, MPs representing the zone and other officials.
Myanmar News Agency