Food purchased with funds from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, the Rakhine State Government and the National Natural Disaster Management Committee were delivered to remote villages in northern parts of Maungtaw District recently, according to an official.
“We delivered aid such as rice, edible oil and salt to far-flung villages in northern Muangtaw such as Yan Aung Myin, Tamanthar, Min Khamaung, Thetkainyar and Tenaukngatha. No one was injured and no buildings wer damaged in the villages we visited today. We urged residents of the villages to be united,” said Dr Min Thein, Director of the MSWRR.
“It is the fourth time aid has been delivered to our village. We received rice, edible oil, salt, pulses and beans, onions and Memee noodles. We are pleased and encouraged that aid is delivered to us. Security is stable,” said U Zaw Tun, a resident of Tamanthar Village. “We thank the government. We have received aid three or four times. Dried fish, rice and edible oil were delivered at our village,” said Ma Yin Nu, a resident of Min Khamaung Village. “There has not been any problem in our village. Ethnic people and those who profess other religions than Buddhism live together peacefully,” U Chit Hlaing, the ward administrator of Kahmaungseik (East) told the MNA. Tamanthar Village is located 30 miles north of Maungtaw and Min Khamaung is situated 40 miles north of the town.