Local, foreign media collects news in Maungtaw
Maungtaw October 28
Journalists from local and international media groups arrived in Sittway Township on 26 October. The media group met with people living in Thet Kel Pyin Camp and interviewed and gathered news about the resettlement programs, their living condition, education and health.
On 27 October, the media groups went to Maungtaw and they first met with local authorities at the Maungtaw District General Administration Office and interviewed them. At the meeting, Maungtaw Township Administrator briefed about the current situation of Maungtaw region, implementation of UEHRD processes, the condition of reception and transit centres to scrutinize and receive returnees, and matters related to the people living near the boundary line of two countries.
Afterwards, they went to Pan Taw Pyin Village, met with the incharge of the village and enquired about their livelihood, education and health. Later, they also went to the Myoma Taung Ward in Maungtaw, interviewed Islamic families who returned on 4 September 2018.
On 28 October, they visited Taung Pyo Letwe reception center in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State. First, they visited friendship bridge in Taung Pyo Letwe Town. Afterwards, they interviewed with officials from Taung Pyo Letwe reception center. At the meeting, the journalists also interviewed the people living at Myanmar-Bangladesh border line.
The media delegation comprised of journalists from Yomiuri Shimbun, MIR, Mizzima Media, Channel 4 News, Swiss TV, MRTV, MITV and MNA.
-Aung Ye Thwin
China donates 1,000 assembled houses for use in accepting returnees in Maungtaw
Yangon October 27
A ceremony to hand over 1,000 units of Assembled Board Houses donated by the People’s Republic of China for use in accepting returnees in Rakhine State was held at Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa yesterday.
While addressing the ceremony, Union Minister of the Office of the State Counsellor, U Kyaw Tint Swe said the day’s event is a ceremony to transfer 1,000 units of assembled board houses donated by China and as it is a significant support towards resettling returnees in Rakhine State it is much appreciated. This donation was made with a view to fulfill Myanmar’s requirement in comparison to the earlier donation of 100 ABHs (Assembled Board Houses) made in January 2018.
Next, Ambassador Mr. Hong Liang explained about the reason for donation of 1,000 units of assembled board houses. Later, Union Minister and party scrutinized 1,000 units of assembled board houses.
-Min Thit (MNA)