November 21, 2017

National Verification Card-NVC process stepped up in Maungtaw

Residents from Shwezar Village in Maungtaw Township show their National Verification Cards. Photo: Myanmar News Agency
Residents from Shwezar Village in Maungtaw Township show their National Verification Cards. Photo: Myanmar News Agency

Authorities have issued National Verification Card-NVC to residents in Shwezar Village in Maungtaw Township, northern Rakhine, as a first step for the process of citizenship scrutiny. More than 520 villagers from Shwezar Village-tract have got the cards since the work began on 12 October.
The work of verifying identification and issuing NV cards is a priority for the government, because it was one of the main suggestions made by an independent committee to spur on the development of Rakhine State.
The officials from the Rakhine State Immigration and Population Department explained to local villagers the merits of having an NV card.
“With the card, we can go everywhere we want. We got the card in a day free of charge,” said Gawra Kumar, 18, a Hindu from the village.
This work was already being conducted in the past, but was delayed due to the ARSA extremist terrorist attack of 25 August and was restarted in Maungtaw Township, Shwezar village tract on 12 October.
Shwezar Village-tract comprises of three villagers namely Shwezar Village (Middle), West and North.
National Verification Cards have been issued to more than of 26,00 people from the village-tract over the past two months in accordance with the 1982 Citizenship Law and the 1949 Myanmar Citizens Registration Act and the Registration of Residents in the Union of Myanmar Act-1949.—News Team

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