Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye received Ms Christine Schraner Burgener, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Myanmar, at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
During the meeting, the Union Minister explained the ‘National Strategic Plan to Resettle IDPs and Close Down Temporary Relief Camps’ has been finalized and will be officially launched on 19 November. He said the first phase of the strategic plan will take place in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State. The Union Minister explained they have designed 37 projects for the three areas of cooperation with ASEAN, and they discussed seven projects that have been prioritized. He said they cooperated with UNDP since 2017 to produce a brief report on the joint survey on Rakhine State.
The two sides also discussed the possibility of the Special Envoy’s Office staff to visits Rakhine State, a visit to Cox’s Bazar with ASEAN and Myanmar representatives, securing the anti-violence against women law, and disseminating repatriation information to the people in Cox’s Bazar.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)