The Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) held its first coordination meeting with Task Forces for 2019 at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) building on Min Ye Kyaw Swa Road in Yangon yesterday morning.
UEHRD’s Chief Coordinator Dr. Aung Tun Thet delivered the opening speech. He expressed his wish for Rakhine State’s economy to develop further, stating that the stagnant economy in Rakhine contributed to numerous hardships. He urged businesses to support development of Rakhine’s economy. He hoped that growing the economy would lead to solutions to the remaining social issues in Rakhine. He said there was also a need to focus on helping the local people currently living in Rakhine as the return of the displaced persons were being awaited. Next, U Toe Oung, Advisor to the UEHRD Chairperson discussed about auditing and financial procedures and finalization of the UEHRD annual report after which U Kyaw Myaing, Information and Communications Director spoke about coordination arrangements for presenting the activities of the various task forces to be incorporated into the UEHRD annual report.
Discussion at the meeting also touched upon promoting economic development and tackling social issues in Rakhine State, the consequences of the 4 January attacks, accepting returnees and providing assistance to people currently living in the areas that had experienced conflicts in earlier years, the field operations task forces, their future activities, and financial matters.
Attending the meeting were officials from the ten UEHRD task forces, and members of the UEHRD committee.
—Zaw Gyi (Translated by Kyaw Myaing)