SWRR Union Minister hands over cash assistance for vulnerable people in Kyauktaga, Nyaunglebin

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Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye yesterday visited Bago Region to hand over cash assistance to relevant officials to use the money for vulnerable groups and to repair roads damaged by natural disasters.
The official ceremony held yesterday at Kyauktaga Township Department of Planning was attended by the Union Minister, regional Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Kyi Zin, regional government’s Kayin Ethnic Affairs Minister Daw Naw Pwal Hsay, Directors General of relevant ministries, MPs, officials from General Administration Department and other relevant officials.
During the ceremony, the Union Minister said that his ministry is providing cash assistance to the vulnerable group members — elderly people, the disabled and pregnant women — in accordance with the Covid-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP). In addition to providing the cash assistance, his ministry is also carrying out projects related to natural disaster management, according to the Union Minister.
The Union Minister also called on the residents to strictly abide by the COVID-19 preventive guidelines set by the government.
He said that elderly people aged 85 and over across Myanmar are already entitled to regular social pension. He continued that in accordance with the CERP, the government will provide one-time financial support for elderly people aged between 80 and 85, and the disabled. He also explained how his ministry is providing financial support to pregnant women and children under the age of 2 across Myanmar. He said that his ministry is also providing early childhood care and development services.
The Union Minister handed over a total of K9,690,000 for 323 disabled persons in Kyauktaga Township.
Under the National Disaster Management Fund, the Union Minister handed over K56.39 million to relevant officials for construction of Thahtaygon-Kinywa-Yamtolar laterite road in Kyayyoe village-tract in Kyauktaga Township, K1 million for repairing Kyansittha-Khalaung Road (in Pyoosu village-tract) damaged by flood, and K5 million for repairing Thahtaygon-Harrybam inter-village road.
Afterwards, Department of Social Welfare Director General explained the project on measuring growth of the children under the age of 3 and prevention of disabilities in Kyauktaga and Nyaunglebin townships.
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and his entourage also visited homes of 15 elderly people aged between 80 and 85 in Kyauktaga town, and provided K30,000 to each of the elderly people in accordance with the CERP.
The Union Minister and his entourage yesterday afternoon visited Shwekyin Nikaya Tawya Pariyatti Monastery, paid homage to the Buddhist Abbot of the monastery, and donated saffron-robes and cash money. Then, the Union Minister handed over a total of K58,680,000 to relevant officials for 1,956 disabled persons in Nyaunglebin.
Then, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and his entourage visited homes of 15 elderly people aged between 80 and 85 in Nyaunglebin town, and provided K30,000 to each of the elderly people in accordance with the CERP.—MNA (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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