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January 22, 2020

Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State provides aid to IDPs, pledges to build shelters

  • U Aye Tha Aung
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The Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine provided aid yesterday at the state government office for those people displaced by the conflicts in Rakhine State.
Attending the event were Vice Chairman of the committee, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu, committee members, Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, members of the Rakhine State Cabinet, IDP representatives, social organizations and officials.
Speaking at the gathering, Chairman U Aye Tha Aung said that having collected data regarding how to pacify and ease the conflict in the short term and long term, the suggestions and related data will be submitted to the state government.
He continued, noting that suggestions and data collected at the meeting from monks, government officials, the state Hluttaw speaker, Hluttaw representatives, political parties and local residents proved to provide sound solutions to resolve the conflict, as the commission submitted them to the Union Government as an i
nterim report.
As he stressed the importance of shelters for the IDP, he added that the infrastructures will be soon set up, along with health care and food progammes.
He also invited additional suggestions with data about the conflict from the attendees and said he appreciated the comments, for they have proven invaluable for the Union Government, the state government, committees and the affected people, in easing the conflict.
Afterwards, Vice Chairman U Nyi Pu said that the committee is working with a genuine spirit of charity for peace and development for Rakhine state.
Also, participants discussed their views and perspectives on the conflict.
Following the discussion, the Chairman of the committee presented endowments of a month’s rice ration to the IDP.
He also stressed the importance of transparency regarding the endowment, saying that the information about construction of shelters for IDPs will be announced, in accordance with tender rules.
Regarding the suggestion, he explained that some of them will be carried out immediately and others will take time, as they need reporting.
He concluded by requesting collaboration and help from the Rakhine State Peace and Stability Support team.
It was also reported that a rice endowment of over K268. 5 million was given to 7257 households, making up 29839 people from Yathedaung, Ponnagyun, Pauktaw, Kyawktaw, MraukU, Minbya and Buthidaung.
In the afternoon, the commission chairman and his entourage returned to Yangon by air. —MNA
(Translated by Alphonsus)

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