Union Ministers inspect Hla Pho Khaung Reception Centre
Sittway November 16
Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Rakhine State Chief Minister inspected Hla Pho Khaung Reception Centre which is ready to conduct repatriation and resettlement of returnees from Bangladesh.
The Union Ministers and party inspected readiness for repatriation process, the place for reception, accommodation for returnees, processes to be conducted, the status of completed construction of shelters, health care services and access to safe drinking water, access to electricity, the sufficiency of fly-proof toilets, safety measures against fire, preparation for cleaning around the camp.
Afterwards, Union Ministers and party checked Assemble Board Houses donated by the People’s Republic of China, the status of construction of sample rural houses, opening clinics for their health care and schools.
Local news media group visits Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre
Maungtaw November 17
A local news media group visited the Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre to report news about receiving returnees. They gathered news at Myanmar-Bangladesh border bridge where the returnees will enter, and also on verifications about their identities, health, and other concerns will be checked.
Later, they met with Taung Pyo Letwe Reception Centre temporary head Deputy Director and raised questions about the status of work being conducted to receive and resettle returnees. They also questioned Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population Deputy Director about forms needed to clarify citizenship, freedom of travel, the taking of biometric records, the status of issuing identity cards for people whose citizenship is being clarified and stages in conducting immigration works.
Journalists from Mizzima TV, Irrawaddy, The Daily Eleven, the Myanmar Times, Forever, DVB, Sky Net, Frontier, MRTV, MITV, MNTV, and MNA took part in the trip. It is learnt that the media groups had visited to Maungtaw District in Rakhine State, making a total of 28