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October 15, 2019

SWRR Union Minister provides cash assistance to persons with disabilities

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and officials pose for a group photo with persons with disabilities at Bago City Hall in Bago yesterday.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and officials pose for a group photo with persons with disabilities at Bago City Hall in Bago yesterday.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR) Dr Win Myat Aye provided initial cash assistance to the persons with disabilities in Bago Region at the Bago City Hall yesterday.
Speaking at the event, Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye said the Myanmar National Strategy for the Development of Persons with Disabilities (2016-2025) was enacted and the National Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (NCRPD) was also formed to carry out the tasks.
He continued to say that the implementations of disability level indentification and registration of people with disabilities were underway and during which the initial cash assistances for the persons with disabilities were being provided.
The government will also create job opportunities for the persons with disabilities by setting up a fund for them, he added.
The union minister also urged national committees on rights of persons with disabilities and persons with disabilities organizations to work in cooperation.
Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein expressed thanks for the cash assistance. A total of K 464.73 million cash assistance for 15,491 persons with disabilities were provided. Each will receive K 30,000. The Bago Region Chief Minister and officials accepted the cash assistance presented by the Union Minister.
The Union Minister also provided K 9.8 million for the construction of birdge on the Jaungtar-Sarseta road in Jaungtar Village-tract, Nyaunglebin Township.
Then, the union minister and party presented cash assistance to the persons with disabilities who attended the event. A person with disabilities gave words of thanks. Between 2017 and 2019, a total of 11,568 persons with disabilities in Bago Region were provided initial cash assistance. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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