Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the President Order No.83/2017

DSC 9794 72
President U Htin Kyaw.

Order No.75/2017 establishing the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was issued on 12 September 2017. Thereafter, Order No.83/2017 enlarging the membership was subsequently issued on 9 October 2017. The Terms of Reference of the two orders are identical. The following is the official translation of Order No.83/2017.

4th Waning of Thadingyut 1379 ME
(9 October 2017)

Establishment of the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State

 

1. In order to implement the report of the Maungdaw Region Investigation Commission and the recommendations contained in the final report of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State has been established with the following persons:

(a) Union Minister Chairman Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

(b) Chief Minister Joint Chairman Rakhine State Government

(c) Deputy Minister Vice Chairman Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor

(d) Permanent Secretary Member Union Government Office

(e) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Home Affairs

(f) Permanent Secretary Member  Ministry of Information

(g) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture

(h) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

(i) Permanent Secretary Member  Ministry of Transport and Communications

(j) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population

(k) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Education

(l) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Health and Sports

(m) Permanent Secretary Member Ministry of Construction

(n) Chief of Police Member Myanmar Police Force Ministry of Home Affairs

(o) Managing Director Member Electricity Supply Enterprise Ministry of Electricity and Energy

(p) Acting Director-General Member Administration and Finance Department Office of the President

(q) Deputy Minister Secretary Ministry of Border Affairs

(r) Deputy Minister Joint Secretary Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement
2. The duties of the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State are as follows:

(a) To effectively and beneficially implement the recommendations of  the Maungdaw Region Investigation Commission and the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State based on the situation on the ground;

(b) To work towards ensuring the rule of law, peace and stability and peaceful coexistence among different communities;

(c) To draw and implement a strategic plan for the enhancement of security and speedy development of economic and social sectors in Rakhine State;

(d) To ensure the sustainability of ethnic villages and to work towards the closure of IDP camps;

(e) To formulate and implement necessary policies to develop infrastructure and to create more job opportunities in order to prevent the migration of local people;

(f) To prioritize efforts on ensuring that the area is free from terrorists attacks and the scourge of narcotic drugs;

(g) To manage the allocation of humanitarian aid and relief supplies provided by local and international organizations in accordance with the policy adopted by the State;

(h) To expedite the process of granting citizenship to those who qualify under the 1982 Myanmar Citizenship Law and to speed up the National Verification Process;

(i) To manage the expeditious implementation of tasks for ensuring that all communities in Rakhine State have equal access to education and health care services regardless of citizenship, religion, race and sex;

(j) The progress report regarding the status of the Committee’s implementation shall be made public every four months;

3. The office of the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State shall be established and all expenses of the Committee shall be borne by the funds from the Office of the President.
4. The Office of the President and Rakhine State Government shall provide necessary security and administrative assistance to the Committee in the discharge of its duties.
5. An advisory committee will be formed with local and international experts and experienced individuals to provide necessary advice for the effective implementation of the recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State based on the situation on the ground. A separate order for the establishment of the advisory committee will be issued.

(sd) Htin Kyaw 

    President Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

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