Rakhine IDPs receive 20,000 relief aid bags from India

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents appreciation certification to donor at the handing over ceremony of relief materials for IDPs in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents appreciation certification to donor at the handing over ceremony of relief materials for IDPs in Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

India government offered 20,000 relief aid bags, totally worth of US$235,456, to the internally displaced persons in Rakhine State.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended the donation ceremony held at a jetty warehouse in Sittway, the capital city of Rakhine State, yesterday.
The Union Minister expressed thanks for the donations of India government which signed MoUs to provide the $25 million worth assistance in five years, including construction of 250 houses in Shwezar, Nantthartaung and Kyeinchaungtaung villages.
He added that the 12 project agreements will be signed in this financial year.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu also expressed thanks for the donations.
Indian Ambassador to Myanmar then handed over the donation items and explained assistance of India in education, health and agriculture sectors of Myanmar. The government is also working with Singapore-based the Asian Philanthropy Circle (APC) and Mainly I Love Kids (MILK) to help Rakhine people learn skills and vocational education.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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