First batch of over 2,260 returnees to be accepted at rate of 150 per day

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and officials inspect homes, water supply, reception counter and staff quarters at the Ngakhuya reception centre. Photo: Aung Kyaw Oo
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and officials inspect homes, water supply, reception counter and staff quarters at the Ngakhuya reception centre. Photo: Aung Kyaw Oo

The first batch of over 2,260 displaced people will be accepted at a rate of 150 per day, beginning 15 December, according to a meeting of Rakhine authorities yesterday in Maungtaw.
The meeting in connection with the reception of returnees was held at the General Administration Department in Maungtaw yesterday.
First Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Nyi Pu and Vice Chair of the Committee for the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) Deputy Minister for the State Counsellor’s Office U Khin Maung Tin explained the process of accepting the returnees and the requirements. A general round of discussions then followed.
Also present at the meeting were Secretary of UEHRD Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung; Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Phone Tint; Rakhine State Electricity, Industry and Transport Minister U Aung Kyaw Zan and officials.
The Chief Minister and party inspected the homes, water supply, reception counter and staff quarters at the Ngakhuya reception centre. They also observed homes, health clinic, power lines and roads at Hla Po Khaung reception centre.—Kyaw Thu Win and Aung Kyaw Oo (Translated by TMT)

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