Repatriation camps will be ready on time, say officials

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January 14, 2018

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, who is also the chair of Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine State-UEHRD, accompanied by the Chief Minister of Rakhine State, addressed the coordination meeting to publicize the cash-aid program of expectant mothers and their under-two-year old babies in Sittway, yesterday morning.

The Union minister and party met Islamic people temporarily living at a relief camp near Kyeeganbyin village in Maungtaw Township. The Union minister told them that he and the party had come there to coordinate the rebuilding of homes for them since, despite their homes having been destroyed by fire during terrorist attacks, they had not fled to the other country. Resettlement will be carried out within the legal framework. Village-type homes will be rebuilt in the areas nearest to the places where they earn their livings. The project is to be carried out soon.

Chief Minister U Nyi Pu explained the resettlement program, noting that the deputy minister will coordinate with administrators to implement it. The Union minister and party also inspected Hla Po Khaung camp, which will be a temporary medium camp for people who are to be accepted systematically by repatriation camps.

The 124-acre Hla Po Khaung will accommodate about 30,000 people in its 625 buildings. Forty buildings will be completed by 25 January and 100 by 31 January. Each building can accommodate 80 persons. The Union minis ter and party also inspected Belgium-made plastic tents for emergency use during the project period.

At the Ngakhuya repatriation camp they inspected the systematic repatriation plans. They assisted in the work of erecting buildings in time to house the staff working at the camp, and installing generators and power lines for two repatriation camps and a medium camp.

On arrival at Ohhtain village, where Hindu returnees will be housed, they observed construction and progress in building homes.

They also coordinated with UEHRD to set up covered rain tents to accommodate returnees at any time. Myanmar has already made preparations to be prepared to start the repatriation of persons who fled to the other country by 23 January, under the bilateral agreement reached with Bangladesh.

Myanmar News Agency

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar