Local news media group visits Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre

Officials explaining immigration processes to media at Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre.  Photo: MNA
Officials explaining immigration processes to media at Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre.  Photo: MNA

A local news media group that was in Maungtaw Town visited the Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre to report news about receiving returnees yesterday.
The local news media group arrived at Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre where returnees coming back on land will be received, and gathered news at Myanmar-Bangladesh border bridge, where the returnees will enter, and verifications about their identities, health, and other concerns will be checked.
The news media also met with Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre temporary head Deputy Director U Ye Htoo and raised questions about the status of work being conducted to receive and resettle returnees. They also questioned Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Deputy Director U Thant Sin about forms needed to clarify citizenship, guest citizenship, and naturalized citizenships; freedom of travel; the taking of biometric records; the status of issuing identity cards for people whose citizenship is being clarified; and stages in conducting immigration works.
In the afternoon, the news media group returned to Maungtaw Town where they met with six family members who returned from Bangladesh, and questioned them on life in the IDP camp, assistance provided at the moment, board and lodging, and works conducted to bring back relatives who were left in the other country.
Afterwards, they went to Kanyinchaung Economic Zone, met with officials and asked questions on construction of the economic zone, the possibility of the zone supporting development of Maungtaw region and economic development of the Maungtaw region at the present moment.
Including this visit, news media groups had visited Rakhine State Maungtaw region 28 times, including once in 2016, 8 times in 2017 and 6 times as of the end of February 2018, as well as twice every month for 13 times under the arrangement of Committee on Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State starting from March 2018. — MNA

Journalists interview a family returned from Bangladesh in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, yesterday.  Photo: MNA
Journalists interview a family returned from Bangladesh in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, yesterday.  Photo: MNA
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