Work begins on buildings to house refugees

housing 2 72Authorities have started the land work to construct buildings that will accommodate refugees repatriated from Bangladesh in Hlaphoekhaung Village in Maungtaw District yesterday.
The work was launched on 7 January by pressing into service eight backhoes and four bulldozers.
The refugees will be temporarily housed in the buildings after their citizenship is scrutinised.
“Those who return from Bangladesh will be scrutinised at Ngakhuya and Taungpyolatwe, and they will be provided with temporary accommodation here,” said U Ye Htut, Maungtaw district Deputy Commissioner.
Myanmar and Bangladesh came to an agreement on the terms of repatriation for those who fled Rakhine State four months ago and are staying in temporary Bangladeshi camps. —Ko Min

Land is prepared in Hlaphoekhaung Village in Maungtaw District, Rakhine State on which buidlings will be constructed and used for temporary housing for returning refugees.  Photo: Aung Ye Thwin
Land is prepared in Hlaphoekhaung Village in Maungtaw District, Rakhine State on which buidlings will be constructed and used for temporary housing for returning refugees.  Photo: Aung Ye Thwin
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