The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, separately received Norwegian Ambassador Ms. Tone Tinnes and a delegation from the Myanmar Federation of People with Disabilities led by executive committee member U Nyunt Aung at his office yesterday. During the meeting with the ambassador, they discussed raising awareness on the danger of landmines, possible cooperation with Norway in supporting victims of mine blasts and rehabilitating them, and sending representatives from Myanmar on an observation trip to Thailand’s Mine Action Center in Bangkok.
The Union Minister met with the MFPD delegation next. Since MFPD representatives will be flying to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the meeting for reviewing the rights of PLWDs in Myanmar at the UN office, they discussed the Union Government’s efforts for individual rights and development, the latest improvements for PLWDs’ affairs, tasks performed by the national committee leading the working committees, sub-national committees and eight subcommittees working on PLWD rights, creating employment opportunities for PLWDs, identifying disabilities and recording them, efforts to publish a guidebook to PLWD terminologies, and the Union Government’s efforts to develop the people’s socioeconomic livelihoods and equity.—MNA
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)