A responsible person said that food and other necessary commodities bought with the national fund on natural disasters were provided to villages situated in the southern part of Maungtaw by the ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement and the cabinet of Rakhine State, under the supervision of national management committee for natural disasters on November 25.
Dr Min Thein, director, the ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement said, “The present provisions were made in cooperation with responsible officials including Administrator of Maungtaw District. Food and other necessary commodities bought from the national fund on natural disasters to 4 villages in southern part of Maungtaw. In October provisions that are worth Ks 700 lakh were given out, as were Ks 700 lakh worth goods in November as well. The subventions were handed over to Rakhine State Cabinet and the cabinet supported rations—rice, cooking oil, salt, pea and etc. under the arrangement of responsible personnel including district administrator. Daw Htay Htay Khin aged 30 residing in Shwebaho village said, “This is the fourth time that provisions were given out to our village. Living in the daytime is convenient for us, but we are still feeling insecure at night. My husband is a car driver, having no occupation for the time being.”
According to U Tun Hla Aung of Khayemyaing village, they found it difficult to deal with paddy harvest, living and travelling although they have got such provisions.
Daw Ma Che of Oudaung village also said, “We thank a lot for such a donation. We feel happy and sorry simultaneously. Sadness was caused by inconvenience of living and working. We are not safe in going to forests and climbing up hills. We want to live in our home and village in peace.”
The villages include Shweyinaye, Khayemyaing, Shwebaho and Oudaung. U Ye Htut, district administrator, and Dr Min Thein gave words of encouragement in the tour of support.
A One Soe