SWRR Ministry, Rakhine govt discuss closure of Kyauktalone IDP camp

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye holding the virtual meeting to discuss closure of Kyauktalone Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Kyaukpyu, Rakhine State. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye held an online meeting with Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and state cabinet members regarding the closure Kyauktalone IDP camp in Kyaukpyu Township yesterday. The Union Minister first said the National Strategy on Resettlement Programmes and Closure of IDP Camps has been approved and closure of IDP camps in Rakhine State are under way. He said they prioritize creating jobs for self-reliance, access to education and healthcare, social coexistence and sustainable development. The Union Minister said it is important for the closure of Kyauktalone IDP camp to be done systematically in line with the strategic plan and to adhere to existing laws, bylaws and regulations. He said as it is a region prone to natural disasters, there should be preventive measures in place when planning resettlement. He said the IDPs and the world always need to know the truth of the current development plans in progress. Next, Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said the local residents, IDPs and the rest of the world need to know the true situations and processes in the field so that fake and superficial news are not spread. He said this necessitates regular contact and discussions. The meeting then commenced with discussions on the use of technology in preparing for natural disasters, details of cooperation between the government and the private sector in the development programmes, and other matters. The Union Minister delivered the closing speech afterwards and concluded the meeting.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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