Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye led a delegation to Bangladesh to visit the Ukhia IDP camp in Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, and met with the district commissioner.
Dr. Win Myat Aye and his delegation were accompanied by Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh U Lwin Oo when they arrived in Ukhia IDP camp’s guest hall to meet with the district commissioner and UN representatives. They were briefed on the resettlement, food supply, and healthcare provided in the camp. The Union Minister and UEHRD Chief Coordinator Prof. Dr. Aung Tun Thet explained the reason for their visit and noted that they are ready for the repatriation process of IDPs.
Afterwards, the Union Minister met with IDPs in the camp and explained to them about the development process in Rakhine, based on suggestions by the Rakhine Advisory Commission, the readiness for the repatriation process from Myanmar’s side, the humanitarian aid provided in Rakhine, the UEHRD’s resettlement project, the registration for national verification cards and its benefits, the freedom to travel, housing projects, vocational training, easy access to education and healthcare, and the ongoing process of closing IDP camps that were established in 2012.
The Union Minister also explained to the IDPs that they were here to provide assistance to IDPs who wish to return to Myanmar before the rainy season sets in, and to help with any problems they may be facing in the host country. He also told them they are ready for the repatriation process to begin.
This was followed by the Union Minister, Dr. Aung Tun Thet, Myanmar Women’s Affair Federation Chairperson Dr. Thet Thet Zin and officials meeting individually with the IDPs and discussing various matters. The Myanmar delegation then toured the camp on motor vehicles.