Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party met and encouraged displaced ethnic nationals in Aungmyaybawdi Sasana Yeiktha in Maungtaw Township yesterday.
The Senior General also met with displaced villagers and teachers from Ngayechaung, Inndin, Pyatha and Taungpyo Letwe villages and volunteers in Alodawpye Monastery who shared their experiences about the terrorist acts that began on 25 August, discussed security requirements due to higher population of nearby Bengali villages, the clearing of remaining terrorists in the area, the difficulty of livelihood, road communication, travel and construction of a firm and secure border fence.
After the meeting, the Senior General and wife cordially greeted the local populace and provided food and goods.
The Senior General and party then met separately with displaced Hindus staying in Basic Education High School Maungtaw and displaced Bengali staying in Myoma Kanyintan primary school who had fled from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terrorist attacks.
Afterwards, the Senior General and party inspected border gate 1 and then went on to meet displaced villagers from nearby villages who were staying in No. 2 sub school in the 4 mile area. The Senior General and wife encouraged the villagers and provided aid.
In the afternoon, the Senior General and party met with security personnel and public servants serving in Rakhine State at U Ottama Hall, Sittway and later gave a speech at a donation ceremony for ethnic nationals who were displaced by the ARSA terrorist attacks and for construction of a border fence.
Donations included Ks1,267.6 million for two miles of border fence by the Ayeyawaddy Foundation, Ks200 million by protection of race and religion Buddha Dhamma Parahita Foundation (central), Ks300 million by Kun Kho Ya Foundation, Ks100 million by Shwe Than Lwin Sky Net company and Ks2.5 million by Vice President U Myint Swe, wife Daw Khin Thet Htay and family. Yesterday’s third donation of cash and goods totalled Ks2,277.8 million in cash, 750 bags of peas, 100 bags of rice, 100 Viss of cooking oil and goods worth Ks2.5 million.
The Senior General and party then went to Sittway Airport and met with State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu and members of the state government. Matters relating to regional security, resettling displaced ethnic nationals, resettlement of villages destroyed by fire, improving road transport and fencing the border were discussed.
Later in the day, Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing received Japan Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Iwao Horii in Bayintnaung Guest House, Nay Pyi Taw.