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December 16, 2019

TOT course for disability grading, registration conducted in Bago Region

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and officials pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the four-day course of training for trainers to conduct grading and registration of persons with disabilities in Nyaunglebin yesterday. Photo: mna
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye and officials pose for a group photo at the opening ceremony of the four-day course of training for trainers to conduct grading and registration of persons with disabilities in Nyaunglebin yesterday. Photo: MNA

A four-day course of training for trainers to conduct grading and registration of persons with disabilities was launched in Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region, yesterday morning.
The opening ceremony of the course was attended by Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, Kayin Ethnic Affairs Minister of Bago Region Daw Naw Pwe Sae, representatives from the Myanmar Federation of Persons with Disabilities (MFPD) and the related associations, UNICEF and the departmental officials.
The Union Minister explained programmes for the disabled persons such as enactments of the 2015 Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its by-law in 2017, formation of committees and sub-committees for effective implementation, the pilot projects conducted in Hlainghtaryar Township of Yangon Region, Nyaunglebin Township of Bago Region and Hpa-an Township of Kayin Region for grading and registration of these persons, financial assistance to them, the drafting of National Strategic Plan (2020-2025) for this project and the priority areas of education, health, employment, social security, natural disasters and easy access to helps for emergency situations for the persons with disabilities.
The Minister for Kayin Ethnic Affairs of Bago Region government also expressed thanks for selecting Nyaunglebin Township as a pilot project area.
The Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Myanmar explained the processes of pilot project for the grading and registration.
The TOR course for this programme is attended by 148 persons from the government departments, women committees, the associations of persons with disabilities, Red Cross Society, and social organizations.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister and party arrived at Thamin Inn Gone Village in Kyauktaga Township and presented K 1.6 million for reconstruction of toilet damaged by floods.
They proceeded to Taungkhin village to provide K 194.473 million cash assistance of National Disaster Management Committee for reconstruction of inter-village rock road between Thahtaygone and Taungkhin villages.
The Union Minister and party also presented 2,000 units of school dresses and K15 million for construction of earth retaining walls to prevent soil erosion of Tonkan creek.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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