Naval vessels bring Myanmar citizens back from Thailand

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Repatriated Myanmar citizens being welcomed back by officials and people at the jetty in Yangon on 5 February.

Under the guidance of Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, repatriation processes are being undertaken to bring back Myanmar citizens stranded in Thailand facing difficulties to return to Myanmar for various reasons.
Among 679 repatriated Myanmar nationals who faced difficulties on their way of return to Myanmar, 118 repatriated Myanmar nationals from Yangon Region from Kawthaung, were brought by the Myanmar Tatmadaw (Navy) on a military vessel Kyansitthar and arrived back at No 3 Naval Jetty in Thilawa, Yangon at 2 pm yesterday.
Commander of the local naval command Rear-Admiral Htein Win, Minister for Security and Border Affairs of Yangon Region Colonel Win Tint, naval officers, and family members, officials and family members of repatriated Myanmar citizens welcomed back the repatriated citizens.
They were handed over to the officials of the Yangon Region Government and they were given snacks and bottled water.
After being properly monitored in accordance with the rules of COVID-19 at the Yoma Avenue Quarantine Center, Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township, the returnees in Yangon Region will be sent to the relevant township administrators and the returnees who live outside of Yangon Region, will also be handed over to relevant region and state governments.
Similarly, 80 repatriated Myanmar citizens from Sittway, Rakhine State from Kawthaung, and 31 repatriated Myanmar citizens from Kyaukpyu are being transported back to their respective places by naval vessel Anawrahta. The warship arrived at No 1 jetty in Kyaukpyu at 2 pm yesterday.
Commander of the local naval command headquarters Commodore Kyaw Kyaw Htoo, officials and family members of repatriated Myanmar citizens welcomed back 31 repatriated citizens. It was reported that naval vessel Anawrahta will continue to transport 80 repatriated Myanmar citizens to Sittway and surrounding areas.—MNA/KZL

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