SWRR Minister accepts assistance from AHA Centre

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Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye receives humanitarian assistance from AHA Centre Executive Director Ms. Adelina Kamal.  Photo: MNA

A ceremony was held at Natural Disaster Management Centre (Yangon) yesterday morning where ASEAN
Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) provided assistance for people in Rakhine State.
At the ceremony, AHA Centre Executive Director Ms. Adelina Kamal explained about the reason for donating the assistance.
Next, in his speech of appreciation delivered at the event, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye said the event shows the mutual understanding, trust, firm cooperation and unity among countries in the ASEAN region.
Red Cross movement was started in the first week of September in order to provide relief fairly and equally to people in need. ASEAN countries are believed to stand together and help resolve any difficulties faced by any member country as a single family and this event proves it said the Union Minister.
The value of the day’s assistance is more than US$ 400,000 and the government of Japan is also thanked for Japan ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF) participating in the assistance.
The assistance provided will be distributed without discrimination to all those who are in need in Rakhine State and this assistance show unity of the ASEAN countries unity and being a good friend indicating the ONE ASEAN ONE RESPONSE concept added the Union Minister.
The humanitarian assistance provided by AHA Centre at the event includes 580 family size tents, 1,200 cartons of family appliances, 6,000 cartons of personal hygiene accessories, 1,200 cartons of kitchen utensils, two 16KVA generators, a set of electricity distribution implement, two 5KVA and related items.
The ceremony was attended by ambassadors from Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos and Britain, representatives from embassies of Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam and European Union, AHA Centre Executive Director, invited guests and officials it is learnt.

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