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April 19, 2019

Meeting on arrangement for drug rehab center (Wethtikan) land held

Department of Rehabilitation Director General U Win Naing Tun addresses the meeting to discuss arrangement for 80 acres of drug rehabilitation center (Wethtikan) land. Photo: MNA
Department of Rehabilitation Director General U Win Naing Tun addresses the meeting to discuss arrangement for 80 acres of drug rehabilitation center (Wethtikan) land. Photo: MNA

A meeting to discuss arrangement for 80 acres of drug rehabilitation center (Wethtikan) land released by Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) to Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department of Rehabilitation was held at the center’s meeting hall yesterday.
At the meeting Pyithu Hluttaw Women and Children’s Rights Committee chairman Dr. Daw Khin Soe Soe Kyi (Pyay constituency) and Department of Rehabilitation Director General U Win Naing Tun explained about arrangements made for the 80 acres of land issue.
Hluttaw representatives and officials from civil society organizations then discussed on sector wise cooperation arrangements.
Department of Rehabilitation Director General U Win Naing Tun said CCDAC released the center to the department on 1 February 2019.
At the moment, youths sent by their parents were being cared for in the center. When the center was transferred to the department there were 31 youths and at the moment there were 17 youths. Youths sent by their parents were cared for 8 weeks said U Win Naing Tun.
Arrangements were made to treat people who want to be off drug and in addition to the treatment, arrangements to rehabilitate and provide social protection was being made. Courses will be conducted with fund from the Union budget. Furthermore vocational training courses were also planned for their long term livelihood, added U Win Naing Tun.
The meeting was attended by Hluttaw representatives, Pyay Township administrator, district and township level departmental officials, civil society organizations in
Wethtikan area and ward administrators. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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