Authorities met with villagers in Maungtaw region who remained in their homes after the 25 August attacks by ARSA extremist terrorists and gave words of encouragement, provided cash assistance and discussed Maungtaw region development.
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and state ministers spoke about the Union Government, state government and departments that are conducting short-term and long-term projects for security, health, education, agriculture, livestock breeding, electrification, road communication, factories and shops, hotel zones, job opportunities and the general uplifting of the socio-economic situation while implementing reconstruction works and asked for the wishes and comments of the local people.
Locals in turn discussed about businesses that are suitable for their present situation.
The Chief Minister and party then provided Ks10,000 per household to help meet the needs of villagers from Kyaukpandu, Mawyawadi, Shwe Baho, Yanaungmyin, Yaynautngartha, Tamantha and Minkamaung.
Local people in Maungtaw region can individually or as a group can make proposals to relevant township and district administrative offices about businesses that they want to conduct.
In the afternoon, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and state government members discussed security measures at No. 1 Border Police Command commander’s office for the Maungtaw region. The Chief Minister emphasised cooperation on regional security matters and Border Police Command commander Police Brig-Gen Myint Toe explained security conditions.
The State Chief Minister was accompanied by Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Phone Tint, Finance, Revenue Planning, and Economy Minister U Kyaw Aye Thein, Electric Power, Industry and Transportation Minister U Aung Kyaw Zan and departmental officials from the state government.