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Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye attends meeting to resettle displaced people

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye addresses the meeting on resettling displaced people. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye addresses the meeting on resettling displaced people. Photo: MNA

Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye, Chairman of the Displaced Persons Accepting and Resettlement Committee, attended the coordination meeting of the committee yesterday in preparating for receiving the returnees from Bangladesh.
At the meeting held at Rakhine State government office in Sittway yesterday, Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said arrangements have been made to accept returnees from Bangladesh.
He also stressed the need to evaluate those displaced people in accordance with the rules, regulations and procedures, as well as bilateral agreements, which were ready to be accepted within two months of signing the bilateral agreement.
“Transparency and trust is required in this, and an agreement has been signed with UNHRC/UNDP for UNHCR/UNDP to assist in the accepting and resettlement process,” he said.
As a first batch, as per agreement with Bangladesh, 2,251 displaced people will be accepted. There remaining work that is to be done and, thus, must be carried out successfully. All involved need to coordinate in performing their duties according to the agreed upon procedures, noted the Union Minister.
At the meeting, state ministers and officials discussed the requirements, including accepting and resettlement matters.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, Disaster Management Department Director-General U Ko Ko Naing and officials.
After the meeting, the Union Minister went to the Smart garment factory and Khaing Pyi Soe garment factory in Sittway to observe the the work being carried out to create job opportunities and coordinate on the requirements. Similarly, Deputy Minister U Soe Aung met with IFRC, ICRC and MRCS members and discussed work processes needed in cooperating, accepting and resettlement works. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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