Local, foreign journalists meet with displaced people at boundary line

Journalists collecting news  at Taungpyo Letwe Reception Centre in Rakhine State. Photo: Thura Zaw
Journalists collecting news at Taungpyo Letwe Reception Centre in Rakhine State. Photo: Thura Zaw

Local and foreign journalists met with displaced people staying near the boundary line between Myanmar and Bangladesh yesterday.
They interviewed the displaced people about their condition and plans for returning to Myanmar.
Before meeting with the displaced people, the journalists visited the Taungpyo Letwe Reception Centre and met with authorities.
At the camp, authorities briefed them about repatriation readiness, plans for providing humanitarian assistance to returnees. The officials of the camp also replied to questions raised by journalists over scrutinizing process.
Following the meeting, the journalists visited the camp’s offices for repatriation and the border bridge.
The media delegation comprised journalists from Nikkei Shimbun, NHK, Nippon TV, CRI, CNN, The Guardian Newspaper, The Washington Post, CBC, Arte Television, MRTV, MITV and MNA and arrived back in Yangon yesterday evening.
The local and foreign journalist groups visited Rakhine State for 26 times after the terrorist attacks in October 2016.
They visited the conflict areas one time in 2016, eight times in 2017 and 17 times in 2018, totalling 26. The visits came under the arrangement of the Committee for Implementation of Recommendations on Rakhine State.—Thura Zaw1 72

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