MoBA Union Minister inspects IDP camps, returnee repatriation centres in Rakhine State, provides assistance to displaced persons

Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, in his capacity as Chairman of Coordination Committee on the Implementation of Peace and Stability and Development in Rakhine State, accompanied by Vice-Chairman (1) Union Minister for International Cooperation U Ko Ko Hlaing and Vice-Chaireperson (2) Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Thet Thet Khine inspected the Kyeinnibyin IDP camp in Pauktaw Township of Rakhine State together with state Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Kyaw Thura on 16 December.
They inspected the vaccination processes at IDP camp, station hospitals and BEMS Branch.
They met with the displaced persons at Thetkepyin IDP camp in Sittway Township and at Otthalin Monastery in Mingan Ward. During the visit, they highlighted the supports to ensure the peace and stability, development, humanitarian aids, socio-economic development and resettlement programmes.
Then, the Union Minister for Border Affairs inspected paving the concrete on one mile and one furlong long Gangawkyun-Zawmatet-Chaungnwe intersection of Sittway, construction of 150 feet long Zawmatet Bridge and the 3-storey RC building of Shwezedi Monastic School in Sittway.
On 17 December, the Union Ministers, the Rakhine State Chief Minister and party visited Taung Pyo Letwe repatriation centre in Maungtaw Township, Ngakhuya repatriation centre and Hlapokhaung camp, and provided cash assistance to the staff.
In Paletwa Township, they met with town elders, cultural team members and representatives of IDP camps and discussed relocation processes in respective regions and regional development programmes, and handed over the assistance for the displaced persons.
Then, the MoBA Union Minister met with the trainees of the border area national race youth development training school in Paletwa and inspected the school.
At Teinnyo Village IDP camp in MraukU Township, they provided 400 sets of school uniforms and 400 dozens of notebooks for students living in IPD camp and 894 bags of rice for 2,862 displaced persons. Then, they inspected the road expansion project in Lakkar Village of MraukU Township and construction of a 2-storey RC monastery and 323 houses in the village.—MNA

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