Rakhine State Chief Minister receives UNHCR director and party
Sittway, July 2
Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu received United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Director of the Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Indrika Ratwatte, Deputy Director Mr. Bernard Doyle and party at the office of the chief minister on 2 July.
During the meeting, Rakhine State chief minister explained about the status of the construction of reception centres, the transit centre and IDP camps and works conducted by the government. Mr. Indrika Ratwatte said that humanitarian assistance would be provided under the arrangement by France. Mr. Indrika Ratwatte and party also went to Khaung Dukka IDP camp and met with officials.
—Aung Thuya, The Global New Light of Myanmar
Myanmar-Bangladesh conduct coordinated border patrols
Naypyitaw, July 2
The Myanmar Border Police and Border Guards from Bangladesh conducted coordinated ground patrols from border posts 39 to 40 and 48 to 49 on 24 June, from border posts 49 to 50 on 25 June, from border posts 40 to 41 and 50 to 51 on 26 June, from border posts 51 to 51-5 on 27 June and from border posts 42-1-2 to 42 and from 53 to 54 on 30 June.
Also, security forces from the two countries conducted coordinated naval patrols along the Naf River one time each on 22 June, 27 June and 30 June.
A total of 55 coordinated ground patrols were conducted. The coordinated ground patrols were deployed 14 times in February, 7 times in March, 16 times in May and 18 times in June. Coordinated naval patrols along the Naf River were also held eight times.
—MNA, The Global New Light of Myanmar