Myanmar arranges diplomatic trip to Mocha-hit Rakhine State

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The diplomatic mission views round the Multi-purpose Port in Sittway.

Diplomats appreciate Myanmar for its effective rehabilitation processes in storm-hit areas, repatriation of displaced persons

The diplomat mission led by Union Minister at the Union Government Office 2 U Ko Ko Hlaing who is also Vice-Chair 1 of the Rakhine State Stability, Peace and Development Work Coordination Committee visited the Cyclone Mocha-hit Rakhine State yesterday.
During the diplomat visit, the Union minister said the visit to Mocha-hit Rakhine State intends to allow them to show the real situation of the rehabilitation processes and rebuilding procedures and the practical procedural framework for repatriation of people who fled Rakhine State.
He also explained the all-inclusive implementation works to rehabilitate Rakhine State to be better than the original situation, and other repatriation processes.
Then, Dr Yin Yin Nwe, a member of the advisory board of the State Administration Council Chairman briefed all on the report regarding the responses in Mocha-hit regions and progress in rehabilitation processes between 6 May and 30 June.
Next, the respective officials of relevant ministries and the secretary of the Rakhine State government clarified the repatriation processes, ongoing rehabilitation processes and arrangements for safe return under the MoU between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The diplomats then appreciated the efforts of Myanmar for its rehabilitation processes in Mocha-hit regions and systematic plans for repatriation and relocation of refugees.
They then proceeded to storm-hit St Mark’s Cathedral in Sittway to inspect the damages and complete repair works, at Sittway International Port to observe the transport of relief items from MV Mercury Force.
They also paid a visit to Sittway General Hospital (500-bed), U Ye Kyaw Thu monastery, Thakyamuni ordination hall pagoda, selling essential foodstuffs at lower prices for the convenience of residents and departmental staff affected by Cyclone Mocha at U Ottama Park, social harmony and social integration training(multiplier training) and basic sewing training at vocational training school to comfort the trainees-local ethnic females and other women from IDP camps.
They also inspected the completed rehabilitation works at Sittway University, and other places in Thaechaung and Dapaing villages by car. Moreover, they met with the displaced persons at Thetkaepyin IDP camp and the head of the camp and observed the healthcare services at Thetkaepyin station hospital. The diplomats had dinner hosted by the Rakhine State chief minister at the Sittway Hotel on the same evening. — MNA/KTZH

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