UNHCR Chief Mr. Filippo Grandi visits Maungtaw

By Myint Maung Soe & Aung Kyaw Oo

UNHCR Chief Mr Filippo talks to a woman receiving sewing skills at the vocational training at Alethankyaw Village in Maungtaw. Photo: Thakka

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR Mr. Filippo Grandi held talks with the authorities in Maungtaw yesterday over several issues including internally displaced persons, security and cooperation between the UNHCR and Myanmar. Following the meeting, the UN delegation visited a sewing training course conducted by the Bridge Asia Japan-BAJ at Alethankyaw Village. More than 1,400 women have received the vocational skill at the training course at the BAJ Office which has been conducted since 1992 as part of cooperation between Myanmar and UNHCR in attempts to support the peaceful coexistence of the people in the area.
During the visit, the UNHCR Chief  also met officers at No. 1 Police Force Commanding Office (Kyikanpyin) and discussed matters relating to promoting socio-economy of the people, peaceful coexistence and building trust between communities. The UN delegation also visited the site of Wapeik Village and viewed the village resettlement situation.

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