Union Minister attends support ceremony to elderly and persons with disabilities in Kayah State

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The support ceremony to the elderly, charity organizations and persons with disabilities in progress.

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Thet Thet Khine attended the support ceremony to charity organizations, persons with disabilities and the elderly in Kayah State held in Loikaw on 1 May.
The ceremony was also attended by the Kayah State Administration Council chairman and council members, Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Tun Khaing, Regional Command Headquarters (Loikaw) Brig-Gen Tun Naing Oo, department officials, representatives from the charity/volunteer organizations and the persons with disabilities.
At the ceremony, the Union Minister said that as per the National Strategic Plan for Social Protection adopted in 2014 and the Senior Citizens Law (2016), 85-year and above elderly people were provided with a monthly allowance of 10,000 kyats per quarter.
Regarding the persons with disabilities, she added the rules and laws drawn up for them in 2015 and 2017, with the formation of committees in respective regions and states for the rights of persons with disabilities in order to effectively implement the rules and law for them and cooperation with the UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and organizations of the persons with disabilities.
She expressed thanks to all stakeholders for working together with the ministry to support the vulnerable people and extensively implement social welfare activities.
A total of K101.154 million kyats: K71.724 million to the charity/volunteer organizations, K26.04 million for a total of 868 senior citizens and K3.39 million to a total of 113 persons with disabilities, were provided at the ceremony.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and party also met the Department of Disaster Management staff and coordinated the discussion and presentation made by the attendees.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister and party inspected the Rehabilitation Centre in Pekhon Township and the construction of the entrance concrete road to the centre built by Paing Phyo Khant Company with the ministry fund of the 2020-2021FY. — MNA

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