PRC donates 20 Sinotruck Howo cars to Rakhine State for repatriation, resettlement processes
Naypyitaw February 27
A ceremony to donate 20 Sinotruck Howo cars by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to Rakhine State for Repatriation and Resettlement of displaced people was held yesterday at National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC).
During the event, Chinese Ambassador Mr. Hong Liang said the People’s Republic of
China is supporting Myanmar’s efforts for peace and stability in Rakhine State. He made a wish for peace, stability and social economic development in Rakhine State with the efforts led by Myanmar government.
Afterwards, Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye said Myanmar is ready for repatriation in accord with the Myanmar-Bangladesh bilateral agreement. Though Ministry of Defence has arranged vehicles for transportation of the displaced people in two reception centres and one transit centre, more vehicles were needed, and expressed thanks to PRC for the 20-vehicle donation. He then presented in return certificate of honor to the Chinese Ambassador and he re-handed over the vehicle-related documents to the Rakhine State Chief Minister.
In the morning, Union Minister met with People’s Republic of China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs Mr. Sun Guoxiang at his ministry. During the meeting, they discussed matters related to preparation at two reception camps and one transit camp for repatriation of displaced people, resettlement after repatriation, housing construction, vocational schools and rehabilitation works, and Myanmar side’s preparedness for education, health and social services accesses. They also discussed the Special Envoy’s coming visit to Bangladesh and United Nations Headquarters to discuss the current development of Rakhine State.
Japan Gov’t, five UN agencies sign Grant Aid to Myanmar
Naypyitaw February 26
Ambassador of Japan Mr. lchiro Maruyama, and the representatives of five UN agencies signed the Exchange of Notes regarding grant assistance projects for Myanmar on 26 February 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw, as part of provision to help improve the humanitarian and development situation in Rakhine State, Kachin State and northern part of Shan State.
The Project for responding to the humanitarian situation in Rakhine State, Kachin State and northern part of Shan State intends to provide through WFP, UNICEF and UNFPA, humanitarian assistance such as food distribution, child education and mobile clinic services, to the affected people and communities in Rakhine State, Kachin State and northern part of Shan State.
The Project for Humanitarian and Development Assistance in Rakhine State aims to provide through the UNHCR and the UNDP, humanitarian and development assistance, including the distribution of commodity goods to IDPs who live in camps, provision of vocational training for women in agriculture etc and the restoration of existing shelters.
The Project of supporting settlements in Rakhine State aims to prepare for and implement a community-driven, owner-led rebuilding of settlements for returning refugees in Northern Rakhine or for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the camps in Central Rakhine.