By Min Min Zaw (MNA)
An independent media group including foreign journalists arrived at Angu Maw Port in Yathedaung Township, yesterday morning. The media group reached Inn Din village and met the local people to gather news.
Next, the group travelled to Kainggyi (Mro) village in Maungtaw Township, and interviewed Village Administrator U San Htun. They then continued to the Maungtaw District General Administration Department, where Maungtaw District Deputy Commissioner U Ye Htut explained the work for stability, the rule of law and resettlement and development in Rakhine State. He also briefed on terrorists attacks by ARSA in 2016 and 2017, and actions taken against the ARSA terrorists in accordance with the law, measures for food sufficiency, and readiness for repatriation of returnees from Bangladesh.
They proceeded to Hla Pho Khaung transit centre, which is a temporary camp for people who are to be accepted systematically by repatriation camps. U Tin Soe, person in charge of the camp, detailed out the readiness for the repatriation process and replied to questions raised by the media personnel.
The media group visited Pan Taw Pyin village, where U Annowar, the Village Administrator of Pan Taw Pyin, spoke about terrorist attacks, the process of repatriation, new village construction, matters of NV Cards, and development of work processes and the socio-economic status of the region. Later, they went to the Kanyintan market and collected news.
The media group included journalists and reporters from Tokyo Shinbum, TV Asahi, Nikkei Shinbum, Yunnan, Xinhua, Guangming Daily, CRI, Myanmar Time, Financial Time, ARD (German TV), RFI (Radio France International), and Belgial Newspaper.
The Union Government arranged media trips to Maungtaw, Rakhine State for local and foreign independent media to cover the peace and development in Maungtaw following the armed attacks on 9th October 2016.