Local media personnel who were in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, went to the Taung Pyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya reception centres, bilateral friendship bridge, border area between border posts 34 and 35 and Ngan Chaung Village in the Maungtaw region, Rakhine State, to gather news yesterday.
The local media personnel arrived at Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre in the morning, where officials explained to them the preparations made for assessment works and issue of national verification cards (NVCs) for the returnees.
The officials also answered questions raised by the media personnel. Next, the media personnel visited the bilateral friendship bridge and the area between border posts 34 and 35.
Later, the media personnel arrived in Kyeinchaung Village, Maungtaw Town, and met the Hindus, Mro and Maramargyi ethnic nationals and enquired about their livelihood, social situation, requirement, work opportunity, population and the requirement for regional development.
The media personnel then went to Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre, where the officials explained the preparations made for assessment works and the issue of NVCs, and answered questions raised by the media personnel. The media personnel also met Muslims in Ngan Chaung Village and enquired about their livelihood, works, requirement and heard a first-hand account of the terrorist events. Next, the media personnel went to Maungtaw District General Administration Department, where Maungtaw District Deputy Commissioner U Ye Htut explained the work processes of Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine State (UEHRD). U Ye Htut also replied to questions raised by the media personnel on the status of villages reconstructed by the UEHRD, the redevelopment work processes, creation of job opportunities, rights of NVC holders, support provided to the villages and other matters.