SWRR Ministry provides Ks 216.99 million as social assistance

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents cash assistance to a disabled person. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye presents cash assistance to a disabled person. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, accompanied by officials, delivered an address during the ceremony to provide social assistance to persons disabled from mine injuries in Ottwin, Bago Region, yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said under the democratic principles, the disabled also have equal rights. Priority has been given to ensuring their rights by forming a national-level committee, in accordance with the law and rules. Soon, there will be a trust fund to provide monthly cash assistance to the disabled. Currently, regions and states are providing aid to elderly persons, expecting mothers and children up to two years of age. The Union Minister then accepted a total fund of more than Ks88 million for 1,777 disabled persons and more than Ks59 million for matriarchal families. Amyotha Hluttaw representative U Min Oo gave the words of thanks.
In Kyaukkyi Township, the Union Minister met with persons disabled due to mine injuries. He said vocational science training will be provided to them. The ministry will open township centres and take measures, in cooperation with the public, to provide support to the disabled. The Union Minister then presented Ks18.65 million to 373 disabled persons. He also presented cash assistance for the disabled — Ks34.5 million in Kyauktaga Township, and Ks7.4 million in Nyaunglebin, besides Ks8.37 million to matriarchal families. At the ceremony, the ministry provided some Ks216.99 million as social assistance. —Myanmar News Agency

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