Second coordination meeting of displaced persons accepting and resettlement committee

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye addresses the second coordination meeting  at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye addresses the second coordination meeting at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye attended and addressed a second coordination meeting of Displaced Persons Accepting and Resettlement Committee, held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement yesterday morning.
The union minister said the committee was formed to manage and conduct systematically, according to the procedures and law, the work of accepting and resettling displaced persons. As per the bilateral agreement on the return of displaced persons from Rakhine State, signed by the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh, Myanmar has been ready to accept the returnees since 23 January, but no official repatriations were conducted. A press conference was held to explain the reasons for the delay after a trip was made to Bangladesh to investigate the matter.
While conducting the work to receive returnees, specified forms need to be filled systematically. The eight benefits of holding a national verification card (NVC), prepared in the Myanmar-English languages by the National Registration Department, will be published in state-owned media. Additionally, two work committees were formed. The returnees have to enter the country through the reception centres, according to the bilateral agreement, and will have to stay temporarily at the reception centres and produce the NVC. During the rainy season, work on hard surfacing of the roads and installation of culverts will be conducted. Further, arrangements for fuel for the Tatmadaw vehicles, formation of management and other administrative groups at the transit and reception centres, matters of farm land and provision for food allowance will be made, besides providing systematic water supply and latrines for houses in the resettlement areas.
While implementing the works, plans will be drawn up and submitted for usage of funds. Discussions were conducted with the Rakhine State government to arrange for the construction of roads and dikes, said the union minister.
Next, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, committee members and other officials discussed in detail the sectors for which they were responsible.—Myanmar News Agency

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