The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, traveled to Myitkyina, Kachin State, yesterday where he provided social protection and humanitarian assistance at Metta Yin Kwin humanitarian sanctuary and Lea Gon Baht Lin IDP camps.
The Union Minister and entourage first arrived at the sanctuary and met with the children there. He told the children the Union government is implementing the rights of children. He said everyone needs to work together with the Union spirit to achieve peace in Myanmar as a lot of different ethnic races call it home. The entire country needs to be developing at the same pace, he said. The Union Minister then provided humanitarian assistance to the sanctuary including K2,344,000 as education stipend for college students and primary students and K18,360,000 for purchasing rice, food and clothing. The Kachin State government also provided t-shirts, longyis, and school uniforms.
The Union Minister then met with children playing in the children’s fun ground, donated by the Orphans Reduction and Protection Association, and gave them nutritional snacks and toys. He then inspected the dairy farm in the sanctuary.
Next, the Union Minister and entourage arrived in Lea Gon Baht Lin IDP camp and met with the camp’s residents. The Union Minister provided humanitarian assistance to the IDP camp including K2,618,000 as education stipend for college students and primary students, K6,826,875 for a month’s worth of rice, edible oil, salt and lentils, K4,857,500 for supporting basic and advanced sewing classes, computer classes, and driving lessons, and K1,005,000 as assistance for children under 5 years of age, pregnant mothers, and families led by women. The Union Minister also distributed nutritional snacks for the children. The Union Minister then met with ward administrators in the IDP camps.
The total amount of yesterday’s monetary assistance is K36,056,375. Accompanying the Union Minister were the Kachin State minister for social welfare and ministry officials.
—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)