Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye attended two ceremonies for providing support to people with disabilities, held in Ottwin Township and Kyaukkyi Township in Bago Region yesterday.
During the ceremonies, the Union Minister said they are undertaking social security operations that will directly benefit the people, ensuring people with disabilities are guaranteed their full rights, have access to developmental opportunities, given inclusion and job opportunities. He also said they are working on ensuring people with disabilities are registered as such and receive regular support. He added that the government, the public, humanitarian organizations and everyone concerned should be involved in ensuring people with disabilities receive the skills needed to rise above their disabilities. The Union Minister donated Ks20.88 million for people with disabilities in Ottwin Township and Ks5 million for people who became disabled from landmine explosions in Kyaukkyi Township. The donations were received by relevant officials who responded to the Union Minister with words of thanks.
The Union Minister and his entourage then travelled to Madauk Township and inspected the old railway tracks in front of Taguntaing monastery that were eroded by the Sittaung River. He donated Ks15 million for immediate emergency repairs to the bridge and then met with township-level departmental officials to discuss the swift reconstruction and rehabilitation of farmlands, crops, roads, bridges and other basic infrastructure damaged or lost in the floods.
The Union Minister next travelled to Shwekyin Township and met with and gave words of encouragement to people who became disabled from landmine explosions, and donated Ks 7.4 million to support them. He also donated Ks 543,900 for purchasing rice for flood-affected people. The Union Minister then met with departmental officials in Shwekyin Township and discussed rehabilitation processes in the aftermath of the damages caused by the floods.—MNA