December 24, 2016

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Border affairs ministry, WFP agree to fight food insecurity

Director general U Ye Naing and WFP Resident Representative Mr Domenico Scalpelli sign the Letter of Understanding. Photo: MNA
Director general U Ye Naing and WFP Resident Representative Mr Domenico Scalpelli sign the Letter of Understanding. Photo: MNA

THE Ministry of Border Affairs and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signed the Letter of understanding on a project to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The US$134.79 million project is set to be carried out in Kachin, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine and Shan states and Sagaing, Taninthayi, Magwe, Mandalay and Yangon regions until next year. The project will include the delivery of 94,656 tonnes of rice and food to people in need. The project will also include cash grants and training programmes.
In his address, Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe said the ministry will strive to fully implement the project, which is aimed at reducing food insecurity and malnutrition in many parts of Myanmar.
Next, WFP Resident Representative Mr Domenico Scalpelli elaborated on measures to be taken during the implementation of the project.
Director general U Ye Naing of the ministry’s Department for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and the WFP resident representative signed the letter of understanding.

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