Rakhine State Chief Minister meets Turkish Ambassador in Sittway

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu meets with Ambassador of Turkey Mr. Kerem Divanlioglu yesterday. Photo: MNA
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu meets with Ambassador of Turkey Mr. Kerem Divanlioglu yesterday. Photo: MNA

Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu met with Ambassador of Turkey to Myanmar Mr. Kerem Divanlioglu and party at the State Chief Minister meeting hall yesterday morning.
During the meeting the ambassador told of coming to help in the challenges occurring in Rakhine State and to learn of the present situation. The Chief Minister replied that after the occurrence of the conflict, works were being done for resettlement, receiving (of returnees), long term development and stability. In the matter of receiving (returnees) reception centres were prepared and readied as directed by the State Counsellor. More than six hundred houses were already constructed in Hla Pho Khaung Transit camp for more than 30,000 returnees. After temporarily staying in the transit camp, the returnees will be settled in their original place or a place nearest to where they previously stay. This is according to the bilateral agreement. Income generation measures are arranged so that returnees earn income while building their own houses. The government has formed a committee to receive and resettle returnees and Deputy Minister for Ministry of State Counsellor’s Office is organizing this by basing in Rakhine State. Arrangements are made for the long term existence of the returnees as well as for the long term existence and socio-economic develop of ethnic nationals. If such development works are conducted, there wouldn’t be conflicts anymore and the two societies can live for long said the Chief Minister. —Tin Tun (IPRD)

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