Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu together with officials visited Taungminkalar village in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State yesterday.
The Rakhine State Chief Minister and party met with displaced people residing at the Taungmin and the Kan Saut Monasteries in Taungminkalar and Kansaut villages, Kyauktaw Township.
The Chief Minister and party then gave words of encouragement to the displaced people who took shelter at the monasteries due to security reasons and provided them with cash assistance.
During the meeting, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said that people had to abandon their homes and business places mainly for the security reasons, and the Rakhine State government made efforts to restore tranquility and peace in the region while striving to return to normalcy.
As for the Rakhine State government, we were fulfilling the requirements of food and shelters in the all possible ways. In case of need, we would supply more assistance such as doctors, nurses and medical aids. Besides, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and the Red Cross Society were supporting the requirements of basic needs. Thus it was needed to discuss openly if they needed any help, he added. Next, the State Chief Minister and officials coordinated with the basic requirements of the displaced people at the meeting.
There are a total of 693 displaced persons from 168 households residing at the Taungmin Monastery, Taungminkalar Village, Kyauktaw Township.
There are a total of 430 displaced persons from 144 households staying at the Kansauk Monastery, Kansauk village, Kyauktaw Township.
Following that, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu handed over cash assistance to 168 households and each household would receive K 50,000.
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement provided rice, longgyis for men and women wears, towels and T-shirts to the displaced persons.
Moreover Myanmar Red Cross Society had handed over raincoats, blankets, mosquito nets, longyis for men and women wears, school uniforms, pants, trousers, skirts, nylon ropes, hammers, kitchen utensils, plastic buckets, tooth brushes, tooth pastes, towels, soaps, toilet papers, detergents, cups, combs and paper containers to them.
—Maw Si, Ko Min
Win Ko Ko Aung)