Implementation Central Committee for Permanent Residency holds coord meeting

Union Minister U Thein Swe attends the Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thein Swe attends the Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency coordination meeting in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Implementation Central Committee (ICC) for Permanent Residency coordination meeting was held at Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
At the meeting, Chairman of ICC for Permanent Residency Union Minister U Thein Swe explained about the numbers of foreigners reviewed, approved, certificates and cards issued to date from the time the preliminary application for Permanent Residency in Myanmar of foreigners were accepted in the country and at Myanmar embassies. The explanation also covers the applications reviewed and submitted by work committee that were to be re-assessed and approved at this meeting.
Next, ICC for Permanent Residency official explained about the steps of Permanent Residency work process and ICC members reviewed, assessed and provided recommendations for each application.
Afterwards, ICC for Permanent Residency Chairman Union Minister coordinated on the discussions and delivered a concluding speech to continue the steps of work process.
The Permanent Residency system in Myanmar was started in 29 January 2015 under four categories for experts, investors, former Myanmar nationals and foreigners who were related to nationals. In the day’s meeting one expert, three investors and a total of 50 former Myanmar nationals and foreigners related to Myanmar nationals were assessed and approved and a personal interview will be arranged for them. The 50 former Myanmar national and foreigners related to Myanmar nationals include 21 former Myanmar nationals who applied through Myanmar embassies in Singapore and South Africa, 6 foreigners and 19 family members who were related to Myanmar nationals.
Earlier in the morning Union Minister U Thein Swe received United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Mrs. Christine Schraner Burgener at the minister’s guest room and matters related to opening of camps to receive displaced persons; immediate and long term arrangements made for livelihoods of returnees; renewing the terms of MoU between the ministry and UNDP-UNHCR; works conducted according to priority to close IDP camps in Rakhine State, naturalization application process for returnees issued with NV cards and issuing of appropriate identification cards in accordance to supporting documents submitted were discussed. — MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)

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