Volunteers, CSOs honoured for activities in COVID-19 measures

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Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye providing the medical products for the volunteers and quarantined persons in Kayin State.  Photo : MNA

Volunteers and civil society organizations who contributed their services at quarantine centres and Myawady border gate in Kayin State were honoured yesterday at Technological University in Hpa-an yesterday. Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye, Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint and officials visited the University yesterday and the Union Minister handed over certificates of honour, brooches, face masks, hand sanitizers to the Kayin State Chief Minister for 241 volunteers and 23 philanthropic groups. The visit of the Union Minister and entourage to the Technological University was conducted in line with the COVID-19 prevention and controlling measures. The Union Minister also handed over K 14,670,000 to a person-in-charge of the quarantine site for 297 pregnant mothers, 174 under five-year-old children and 18 aged persons. Next, the Union Minister expressed his heartfelt thanks to the volunteers and charity groups for their all-out services at the quarantine centres and Myawady Border in Kayin State and he continued that he is unable to meet each of the volunteers to present their award as ceremonies are banned to hold due to the pandemic condition. National Volunteer Steering Committee will ensure the certificates arrive in the hands of 241 volunteers and 23 philanthropic groups and will continue to identify, acknowledge and award certificates and brooches to volunteers and philanthropic groups in different states and regions.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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