National-level resettlement programme, closure of IDP camps discussed through videoconference

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye talks on video conference about implementation of national strategy for resettlement programmes and closure of IDP camps in Myanmar. Photo:MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye talks on video conference about implementation of national strategy for resettlement programmes and closure of IDP camps in Myanmar. Photo:MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye presided over the video conference meeting yesterday afternoon on implementation of national strategy for resettlement programmes and closure of IDP camps in the country.
At the meeting, the Union Minister discussed difficult situations of his committee to continue the national strategy amid COVID-19, and requirements of international experiences in these works.
Myanmar announced the National Strategic Plan for Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons and Closure of IDP Camps in November 2019, and its national-level committee was formed on 25 February 2019 and its first meeting was held on 25 March.
The ministry started working together with the relevant ministries on 28 March 2020 in COVID-19 awareness programmes and supplying healthcare items by spending K2.1 billion to prevent the spread of viral disease.
Prof Walter Kaelin, International Consultant from Switzerland, discussed resettlement plans with emphasis on livelihood, education, health, resistance to natural disasters and other requirements, comparing with the situations in some countries of Africa and Europe.
He also advised to adopt plans that meet requirements of IDPs.
Participants at the meeting also discussed the works in national strategies and future implementations.—MNA
(Translated by Aung Khin)

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