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Repatriation, resettlement on track

UEHRD makes inspection tours of Rakhine State to make plans for repatriates

Dr. Aung Tun Thet, left, and Dr. Win Myat Aye, centre, applaud as children in Maungtaw show their National Verification Cards. Photo: MNA
Dr. Aung Tun Thet, left, and Dr. Win Myat Aye, centre, applaud as children in Maungtaw show their National Verification Cards. Photo: MNA

Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, together with Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) Chief Coordinator Dr. Aung Tun Thet, and Deputy Minister U Soe Aung, conducted a field inspection yesterday to review the planned repatriation and resettlement sites in Myo Mi Chaung, Kyun Pauk Pyu Su, Linbagonna and Pwintphyuchaung villages for those who fled to Bangladesh after the terrorist attacks of August 2017.
They coordinated on resettling the repatriates to their original villages, or places nearby, to enable them to work in the same field as before, if they desired, or to take up better jobs.
Yesterday afternoon, the Union Minister and his party arrived in Mrauk U District, Myebon Town, Taungpaw IDP camp, and met with displaced persons living in the camp. The Union Minister noted that long stays at the temporary camp would disrupt education, healthcare and other social matters, and urged the displaced persons to cooperate with officials. He added that acquiring a National Verification Card (NVC) to identify nationality would help them to establish more rights, as well as enable their travels. Furthermore, the Union Minister coordinated with several departments to fulfil their education and health requirements, close down the current camp and conduct systematic resettlements.—Myanmar News Agency

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