UEHRD discussion held in Sittway

Dr. Win Myat Aye discussing the progress of UEHRD with Rakhine State Government officials.  Photo: MNA
Dr. Win Myat Aye discussing the progress of UEHRD with Rakhine State Government officials.  Photo: MNA

Vice Chairman for Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) and Union Minster for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye; Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe; and UEHRD Chief Coordinator Dr. Aung Tun Thet led a team to Sittway, Rakhine State, on 17 March to hold a meeting with the Rakhine State government on the UEHRD.
The meeting concerned the repatriation and relocation efforts in Maungtaw District.
The meeting started yesterday at the Rakhine State Hluttaw building. Rakhine State Hluttaw Speaker U San Kyaw Hla delivered the opening speech, followed by Dr. Win Myat Aye’s explanation on the development works and the establishment of the rule of law in the state. He said the incumbent government has been working on ethnic development, man-made disasters, development of infrastructure, power supply, creation of job opportunities, as well as the development of Industrial zones.
Dr. Win Myat Aye said the UEHRD has been working on repatriation, resettlement, humanitarian aid and end of conflicts in Rakhine State.
Later, Union Minister U Thein Swe addressed the audience and said they were listening to the voice of the Rakhine people, while adhering to the 1982 Citizenship Law and the 1993 Repatriation Agreement with Bangladesh.
He also said they were taking strict measures to ensure that terrorists or other such people do not pass the repatriation checkpoints in Taung Pyo Letwe and Ngakuya centres.
Lastly, Dr Aung Tun Thet said they were trying to address the accusations made by the international community, while working with the local residents of Rakhine State for its development.
This was followed by the attendants asking questions about the repatriation process, to which Dr, Win Myat Aye replied.
Later, the union ministers and their entourage left for Indin Village in Maungtaw District to check the progress made in the security and repatriation efforts. The village will station four teams as border security guards.
The entourage then travelled along the Myinlut-Jintaw-Tapyaytar-U Daung-Maungtaw road to view the villages that were burnt down. They then arrived in Myothugyi Village and inspected the security and regional peace efforts being made there.
Next, the entourage travelled to Kyeinchaung Village to inspect the temporary shelters for the returnees.
Also accompanying the union ministers were Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Rakhine State ministers, Department of Rehabilitation Director-General U Win Naing Tun, Myanmar Police Force Brig-Gen Myo Swe Win, and other officials. —Myanmar News Agency

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