Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific, called on Dr. Win Myat Aye, the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, at the ministry’s Maykhalar hall yesterday afternoon.
During the call, matters relating to status of the World Bank proposal on cooperating with the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement on the ministry’s nutrition supplement programme for expecting mothers and newborn children up to 2 years of age under the ministry’s socio-protection program, and the status of appointing country directors in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar after World Bank re-entered Myanmar five years ago were brought up by the World Bank representative.
The Union Minister explained the status of international aid being distributed with the Red Cross Movement to all who are facing difficulties. Then the committee to monitor the progress of the implementation of the Rakhine State Advisory Commission recommendations was set up on 12 September. The committee had held three coordination meetings, conducted one site survey and identified priority works that can be conducted ministry-wise”, said the Union Minister. The Union Minister also explained the status of drawing up a strategic plan to implement the recommendations and returning those who fled to Bangladesh according to the 1993 Myanmar-Bangladesh agreement and discussed the Myanmar government’s systematic resettling, providing of humanitarian assistance and security to villages.