Govt provides K200,000 each to 692 mine victims

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Attendees to the meeting for establishment of regional victim assistance network pose for documentary photo.

A total of K138.4 million cash assistance—K200,000 each—was provided to 692 landmine victims starting from 2017-2018 FY to date, said Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Thet Thet Khine.
She said at the national level Hybrid coordination meeting on establishment of the regional victim assistance network jointly organized by the Rehabilitation Department and ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) held in Nay Pyi Taw on 8 July.
In her speech, the Union Minister said Myanmar is conducting mine awareness programmes although it is not a member of Anti-personal Mine Ban Convention. The processes are being carried out in line with the procedures of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and are linked with the implementation works of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Deputy Minister of SWRR and ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) Executive Director Mr Prum Suonpraseth made greeting speeches.
The meeting was attended by officials of ministry concerned, ARMAC and mine victims while the officials of international organizations joined online.—TWA/GNLM

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