Union Ministers deliver aid to local people in Sittway, Maungtaw

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Union Ministers and Chief Minister of Rakhine State meet with local people in Maungtaw on 14th August.  Photo: Myo Thu Hein

Union Ministers, who are currently visiting Rakhine State, and responsible personnel from Rakhine State Cabinet met with local people in Maungtaw, clarifying the government’s efforts for security and stability and development. At Kaigyi Village, they encouraged local ethnic people and presenting provisions — rice, cooking oil, salt, beans as a two-month ration and FM radios. The Ministry of Border Affairs presented eight bereaved families of the deceased eight Mro nationals with Ks 300,000 each, as did similarly by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
And, the Union Ministers and party made arrangements to build a new road, a school and for security matters, in consultation with responsible officials, inspecting situations of construction on the Shwebaho (Natala) Village.
In meeting with the local people at Thiri Mingalar Hall of Maungtaw Township in the afternoon, Union Ministers said that the Government has been carrying out the tasks of stability and development, by granting more budgets after designating Rakhine State, Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships as a special region. Following that, fulfillments were made over submission of local people to upgrade the stability and security of the region.
After the meeting, Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement offered 1,000 units of FM radios for the villages in Maungtaw District to Dr Chan Thar, minister for Rakhine State social welfare. Afterward, Dr Win Myat Aye handed over Ks 384.82 million worth of rice, oil, salt, beans and commodities as 2-month-ration to Rakhine State Cabinet for the people in Maungtaw District, followed by offering Ks 27.5 million worth for hand-driven paddy harvester 11 units at Ks 2.5 million per unit, Ks 12 million for 3 paddy winnowing machines at Ks 4 million per unit , Ks 6 million for 20 generators at Ks 300,000 per piece, Ks 45.5 million in total by the Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt –Gen Ye Aung to Col Phone Tint, minister for security and border affairs, Rakhine State Cabinet. Today’s donation amounted to Ks 430.32 million.
At meeting with the people from the Muslim community in Maungtaw, at Maungtaw District general administration department, Union Minister Lt General Ye Aung provided Ks 298.645 million as the first installment to fulfill the needs of IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camps through U Nyi Pu, Chief Minister of Rakhine State .
After that, Union Ministers and party met with local people at the meeting hall of Buthidaung township general administration department at 4:30 pm, fulfilling the needs to upgrade matters on peace, stability and security.  Before launching yesterday visit, the Union Ministers visited Mani Yadanar monastery in Sittway at 7 am yesterday to pay homage to State Ovadacariya Sayadaws, clarifying matters on stability, security and development of Rakhine State.
Sayadaws advised them to carry out the peace, stability and security of the Rakhine State with a view to focusing long-term benefits of the people and the region. —A One Soe

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