Myanmar implements projects in post-violence state

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-02 11:38:09|Editor: Liangyu
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YANGON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar government has been implementing projects in the Rakhine state after the region, especially its northern part, regained security and stability which had been destroyed by extreme terrorists over the past three months.

Ministries concerned are implementing priority projects in a number of sectors.

As there were no longer military operations for rule of law in Rakhine beginning on Sept. 5, the armed forces were set to withdraw from Buthidaung and Maungtaw conflict-hit areas. They will be reformed as reserve forces and be stationed on standby.

On Oct. 17, the government formed the Union Enterprises for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development (UEHRD), led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, for effective performance of long-term project of freedom from conflict.

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has been providing rice to half a million people, subsidizing families, giving out monetary aid to disabled people, pregnant women and children under two, aged people and injured persons.

The authorities are also striving to set up factories aimed at creating jobs and support conflict-affected people with necessities under the Red Cross Movement program.

The Ministry of Health and Sports is providing medical care and treatment of malnutrition, giving teachers training in seven townships in Sittway, Thandwe, Kyaukphyu, Minbya, Maungtaw, Buthidaung and Yathedaung as well as carrying out health projects in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population is also speeding up national verification process, while the Ministry of Border Affairs is making arrangement for building up low-cost housing estates in some villages and constructing roads.

The newly established UEHRD aims to allow the government and all local and international organizations to work in all sectors and all strata of society for the development of Rakhine.

The groups were set to draw up plans to increase trade and investment for establishing businesses and creating job opportunities.

Local businessmen in Myanmar have started donation under the program of UEHRD.

Aung San Suu Kyi prioritized three main tasks to be done in Rakhine -- repatriation of refugees who have crossed over to Bangladesh and providing humanitarian assistance effectively; resettlement and rehabilitation; bringing development to the region and establishing lasting peace.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army extremist terrorists launched fresh attacks on police outposts in Rakhine on Aug. 25, displacing residents from a number of areas in Maungtaw district.