Pyidaungsu Hluttaw puts implementations recommendations on Rakhine State on the record

က်င္းပစဥ္ 2 72Pyidaungsu Hluttaw held its first day meeting of its eighth regular session yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, with hearing implementation of recommendations on Rakhine State.
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye submitted the implementation of recommendations including the process of issuing the National Verification Card-NVC.
Union Minister U Thein Swe explained the duties and responsibilities of the NV card holders.
The Office of the President of Myanmar issued a Notification Number 19/ 2015 on 11 February 2015 declaring that the validity of Temporary Identification Card or White Card expired on 31 March 2015 and that cards were to be surrendered not later than 31 May 2015. The temporary identification card were issued in 1995.
NV Cards were issued beginning 1 June 2015, with the clear and good purpose to identify the persons residing within the jurisdiction of the country while they are supposed to undergo scrutiny process or waiting for such verification procedure under the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship Law.
Union Minister U Thein Swe also read out the responsibilities and rights of the NV card holders.
“NV Card is the first and foremost document to hold on in the scrutiny process on the pathway to enjoy rights of citizenship. The NV Card holder has been recognized as person residing in the jurisdiction of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. In accordance with the term “National Verification”, the holder must undergo for scrutiny process,” said the Union Minister.
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye also briefed about achievements in implementation of recommendations on Rakhine State, saying that about 60 local investment businesses were permited in the 2018 and land compensations were given to the farmers under the economic and socio-economic development sector.
To create job opportunities, garment factories and traditional weaving businesses have been established in Rakhine State with the assistance of the government.
In the communication sector, more than 600 mobile radio stations have been established.
In the agriculture sector, about 1,300 agricultural machinery to members of the cooperative societies in 15 townships in Rakhine State while more than 23,300 baskets of quality seeds to the farmers.
Health care services and facilities were upgraded in Rakhine State, said the Union Minister, adding that the government provided to the pregnant women and children aged under two with cash assistance in the 2017-2018 Fiscal year.
Regarding the efforts of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhin, the Union Minister said more than 800 houses, monasteries and road, water and power supply infrastructures are under construction in Rakhine State.
Similarly, infrastructures were built to accommodate the returnees from Bangladesh under the repatriation program.
He also refuted the misinformation in media that NV card holders will get rights for free movement in the whole nation.
He said when he met with the displaced people in Bangladesh during his visit to Bangladesh, he explained that benefits of the NV card holders, saying that they would get rights to travel freely but their travel must be in accordance with the rules, regulations and directives issued by the Rakhine State government.
Regarding the closing of IDP camps established after the conflict in 2012, the government is taking measures step by step to close the camps so that the people sheltering in the camps can travel freely in accordance with the law and can participate in the development tasks.—Myanmar News Agency

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