A visiting media delegation collected information on the process of issuing National Verification Cards and Electronic Identification Cards to returnees at the Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre in Maungtaw District yesterday.
“We have arranged to issue NV cards and EID cards to returnees,” said U Ko Ko Thaw, Director from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population. Issuing EID cards will be done on a trial basis in Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay and Yangon.
The Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre opened on 23 January and is ready to accept returnees.
Before the visit to the centre, the 17-member delegation visited the friendship bridge at the border in Taung Pyo Letwe.
The journalists also witnessed the stockpiling of aid by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement to be delivered to returnees and the preparedness of health care services to be given to them.
Before returning to Sittway, the media delegation went to the boundary line and met with the displaced people living there.
The delegation arrived back in Yangon yesterday evening.
The 17-member media delegation comprised journalists from Fuji TV, Sky News TV, New York Times, Myanmar News Agency-MNA, MRTV and MITV.
Myint Maung Soe